Woman slaps female passenger in row over disabled space on train

Police are interesting for witnesses to assist discover a girl filmed slapping one other female passenger in a firstclass train carriage.

A heated row broke out over disabled space on a Virgin train from Birmingham to London on Sunday.

Witnesses stated the middle-aged girl — who was travelling with a disabled man in a wheelchair — attacked the ‘innocent’ sufferer after calling different passengers ‘ableists’ and ‘b******s’.

The row began when folks had been stood in an space designated for wheelchairs because the 6.10pm service was packed.



Within the footage, the lady travelling with the disabled passenger is heard saying: ‘Look at all of them. Look at all of them. Ableists and b******s.’

When a female passenger in yellow reacts to her, the suspect lunges in the direction of her and a slap may be heard because the seated passenger places her arm as much as defend herself.

Witnesses shout ‘woah’ and one girl provides: ‘Don’t contact folks.’ A person’s voice is heard, saying: ‘Right, the police are being called.’

The woman slaps a female passenger
The girl slaps a female passenger who’s sat down (Image: Triangle Information)
The woman had earlier called all passengers ableists and bastards
The girl had earlier known as all passengers ‘ableists’ and ‘b******s’ (Image: Triangle Information)

Later in the video, the wheelchair person confronts a lady standing as much as say: ‘So great with your attitude. I am a human being, you know.’

He then provides: ‘Patronising.’

The girl accuses him of operating over her foot in his chair.

A witness to the struggle claimed the disabled man had been sat in a train seat earlier than the video began, however this was not seen on digital camera.

He instructed MailOnline: ‘I think he moved to the wheelchair so he could join in the assault.’

He claimed the person and girl had been sat in one part whereas the wheelchair was parked in an space reverse.

Tensions flared when the lady pushed a pair standing in the aisle between them and the wheelchair, the witness claims.

The row happened on the 6:10pm Virgin Train service from Birmingham New Street to London Euston on Sunday
The row occurred on the 6:10pm Virgin Train service from Birmingham New Road to London Euston on Sunday (Image: Triangle Information)

He stated: ‘It was arduous to know. The center-aged girl felt the 2 folks standing in the aisle had been standing too near her.



‘Perhaps she thought that space was a disabled space – or possibly she and her companion had had different unfavorable experiences.

‘They seemed to use the disability issue as a cover to have a bloody good go at everybody.’

The suspect bought off the train at about 7pm at Milton Keynes Central.

Virgin Trains stated: ‘We are aware of the incident and have referred it to British Transport Police.’

A BTP spokesman stated: ‘We obtained a report at 7pm on Might 12 of an assault on a Euston-bound train.

‘A woman is reported to have attacked another woman in the first class carriage. The suspect then left the train when it arrived at Milton Keynes Central.’

Witnesses are being requested to contact BTP.



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