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Three held over violent fracas on train at Edmonton Green

Three men have been arrested after a group of people stormed a train in north London, leaving a man injured.

The gang, armed with baseball bats and poles, boarded the train at Edmonton Green station in Enfield on Tuesday evening, British Transport Police said.

The incident took place on the 18:15 GMT Greater Anglia service from Liverpool Street to Enfield.

Three men, one aged 37 and two 21-year-olds, were arrested on Friday on suspicion of causing violent disorder.

A 23-year-old man from Mile End, who was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of criminal damage and causing grievous bodily harm, has been released on bail until 5 March.

'Appalling attack'

Police had previously said they believed the attack was planned following an altercation onboard the train.

Two windows were smashed and the train was taken out of service, police said.

Ch Supt Paul Brogden said: "This was an appalling attack that caused significant concern to a large number of passengers on that train."

A British Transport Police spokeswoman said the three men, the 37-year-old and a 21-year-old from Edmonton and the other 21-year-old man from Poplar, remain in police custody.

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