Man rides horse into train station and threatens to whip staff with crop

He also racially abused staff at Berkshire station

Updated: 
Man rides into UK train station on horse and abuses staff


British Transport Police (BTP) has released a CCTV image of the moment a man rode into a Berkshire railway station on a horse and threatened station staff.

The incident occurred at Windsor & Eton Riverside Station on Sunday 4 January, and officers are now appealing for the public's help in identifying a man they want to speak to.

Detective Constable Rod Harbron, leading the investigation, said: "At approximately 3pm a man on horseback rode into the booking hall and headed towards the platforms.

"When challenged by a member of station staff, he racially abused them and threatened to assault them with a riding crop."

The 32-year-old staff member, from the local area, called police to report the incident. Officers have now released CCTV in an attempt to identify a man they believe will be able to assist their investigation.

DC Harbron added: "A busy railway station is no place for horses and rail operators have every right to refuse access to people with animals under the railway byelaws. The member of staff was just doing their job and racial abuse and threats will not be tolerated.

"Who is the man on the pony? If you recognise him, please get in touch."

A spokesperson for the South West Trains – Network Rail Alliance said: "We will not tolerate this type of behaviour against our staff and will work with British Transport Police to identify those responsible."

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference B9(S-SUB) of 25/02/2015. Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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