Pair arrested after two off-duty police officers attacked on train in Medway
Two people have been arrested after an attack on two
off-duty police officers left one of them unconscious.
British Transport Police said the man and woman were arrested in
north Kent this morning and are in custody.
CCTV images of two people were released yesterday after the
assault on a train between Gillingham and Rainham at about 10pm on
The pictures showed a woman and a man detectives wanted to
question over the incident, which left both officers with face
One of the officers was repeatedly punched until he
The attackers then ran from the train at Rainham and are
thought to have caught a taxi from the station to the Sittingbourne
DS Jeremy Walley said: "Our investigation remains ongoing. We've
arrested two people this morning, but would still like to hear from
anyone with information about the incident.
"I'd like to thank the public and the media for their assistance
with the investigation."
He added: "This was an unprovoked attack that left both officers
with facial injuries."
Anyone with information is asked to phone British Transport
Police on 0800 40 50 40, quoting reference B7/LS of 13/12/12, or
Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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