Two train passengers caused delays and a cancellation after throwing coffee over each other when a row broke out over a seat in first class.
Two men were removed from a commuter train at Hove Station after the row erupted on the 6.29am Southern service from Littlehampton in Sussex to London Bridge on Monday.
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The train was kept waiting at the station for half an hour, and the train was then subsequently terminated at Gatwick Airport, forcing commuters to cram onto other services, reports the Evening Standard.
A spokesman for Southern confirmed there was a disturbance on the train and told Brighton and Hove News: "As a result of this incident, the train was 28 minutes late leaving Hove station and to ensure the timetable was not disrupted by a very late train arriving in London, the train was terminated at Gatwick Airport station where passengers boarded alternative London Bridge services to continue their journeys."
A host of annoyed commuters vented their frustration on Twitter.
@SouthernRailUK punch up in 1st class over a seat this morning made my husband late for work. More seats req'd and the men need to grow up!— Amanda Turner (@_claireellasmum) May 23, 2016
British Transport Police confirmed the incident. Speaking to the Metro, a spokesman said: 'We were called to Hove station at 7.19am on Monday, May 23 to reports of an assault on board a train.
"Officers attended and spoke to two men about the alleged incident."
He added that investigations were continuing but that no arrests had been made.