Teenager arrested over train assault of off duty policeman
A TEENAGER has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting an off duty special constable on a train.
Daniel Tregoning was named on Facebook after the Evening Post carried an appeal for information about the early morning incident — and he then went into Neath police station and gave officers his details.
He also went on the social media site to defend his actions
The 18-year-old from Neath was questioned by British Transport Police (BTP) yesterday, and released on bail pending further inquiries.
A BTP spokesman thanked people for coming forward with information.
He said: “An 18-year-old man from Neath has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer.
“The arrest comes after an investigation was launched by BTP following a report of an assault on an off-duty special police officer at Neath rail station on Saturday, September 7.
“Following the circulation of CCTV images via the media, we were able to identify and arrest an individual.
“The man has been interviewed and released on police bail, pending further enquiries, until Tuesday, October 22.
“I would like to thank the media for their assistance in publishing this appeal, which led to a man contacting police directly and volunteering his details, as well as the members of public who came forward with information.”
Rail cops launched an investigation after an incident on the 3.58am Swansea to London Paddington service on October 7.
Police say an off-duty South Wales Police special constable was attacked at Neath station after telling a group of passengers to keep the noise down in the train’s quite carriage.
The BTP released details of the incident and a CCTV picture of a man they wanted to talk to about the incident, as well as images of three possible witnesses.