A Town fan was stamped on and his son was beaten unconscious in an unprovoked train station attack.
The pair were returning from Town’s 1-0 defeat away at Bolton Wanderers, on November 29, when they were attacked at Stalybridge Station.
As the train pulled into the station the father was knocked to the ground before one attacker stamped on his head with both feet.
When the son went to his dad’s aid he was knocked unconscious by the two other men.
Horrified fellow passengers pulled the two victims back onto the train while their attackers fled the station.
The two victims suffered bruising to the head and face.
An ambulance was waiting at Huddersfield where they were taken to hospital for treatment.
British Transport Police have now released images of three men they wish to speak to over the assault which took place at 9.30pm.
Investigating officer PC Jonathan Price said: “When the train arrived into Stalybridge, they were subjected to a vicious and completely unprovoked assault on the platform by three men.
“The father was knocked to the ground, before one of the attackers ran up and stamped on his head with both feet.
“The son went to the aid of his father, but was knocked unconscious by two other men.”
PC Price added: “This was a horrific attack. The level of violence was shocking and could have led to more serious injuries.
“The victims had done nothing to provoke the attack.
“It is vital we find the men responsible and ensure they are brought to justice.
“Violence on the rail network will not be tolerated.”
Anyone who recognises any of the men pictured is urged to contact police.
Those with information are asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference PSUB/B12 of 20/01/15.
In unrelated investigations, police would like to speak to the people pictured in the image gallery below. The people pictured in the images may be witnesses as well as suspects. If you recognise anyone, contact police on 101 quoting the reference number on the image caption.