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£1,000 cash reward for conviction of men who assaulted Translink train conductor

The conductor was assaulted on the Derry to Belfast service 

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Translink are offering a £1,000 cash reward to anyone willing to go to court and give evidence to secure the conviction of a man who indecently assaulted a train conductor 

The conductor had intervened with a group of rowdy male passengers who were on board the train on Saturday from Derry to Belfast when she was grabbed by one of the men. She was also verbally abused.

The conductor was grabbed for a second time by another man in the group as they were exiting the train at Mossley West in Newtownabbey.

A Translink spokesperson said: “Our staff have a right to work without encountering such appalling and unacceptable behaviour.

"We will be working with the PSNI to fully investigate this incident using CCTV to assist in identifying perpetrators and to support any prosecution process.

“We also offer a cash reward of up to £1,000 to anyone willing to go to court to give evidence that helps to secure a conviction.

“Our staff member is being offered the appropriate supports.”

Sergeant Cullen said: “The conductor was left extremely shaken and upset by the ordeal. It is appalling that a woman was subjected to such attacks while simply doing her job.

"We are investigating and would like to hear from witnesses. Please call 101, quoting reference number 1384 14/04/18.”

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