Felixstowe rail passenger left with black eye after attack on train

By Derek Davis

30th Jun 2022 | Local News

Victim left from Felixstowe station (Picture credit: Nub News)
Victim left from Felixstowe station (Picture credit: Nub News)

Police are today no closer to catching person who assaulted a Felixstowe woman nearly two weeks ago, despite being given the alleged attackers name.

Kathryn Cain of High Road East, in Felixstowe claims she was left with a black eye and 'cognitive impairments' from the unprovoked attack. 

The 56-year-old reported being attached while travelling with her partner Angus Thody, 60, on the 12.28pm train between Felixstowe and Ipswich on Saturday, June 11. 

Although she reported the incident British Transport Police (BTP) after arriving at Ipswich station, no action had been taken and the police claim they were still waiting to obtain CCTV footage from the train operator.

Ms Cain has said the couple were heading for a day out in London when they became aware of a woman walking up the carriage who was behaving strangely and seemed "distracted", muttering and singing to herself. 

As she approached their table in the otherwise empty carriage, she stumbled and lost her balance, but in the process reached across and punched Ms Cain in the face, causing severe bruising to her right eye. 

Another passenger is understood to have recognised the aattcer and giver Ms Cain her name.

A BTP spokeswoman said: "Officers received a report of an assault onboard a train to Felixstowe on 11 June. Officers made contact with the victim that day and arranged to take a statement at her earliest convenience. 

"Enquiries into the incident have been ongoing, which have included requesting CCTV footage from the train operating company." 

Any witnesses who haven't already spoken to police can contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 2200057944.

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