South West Wales

Woman, 27, 'assaulted' on Swansea-Cardiff train, say police

A 43-year-old man has been arrested by police after a female train passenger suffered serious facial injuries in an alleged assault.

Police are appealing for witnesses on the 19:43 GMT service from Cardiff to Swansea following the Wales v New Zealand rugby international at the Millennium Stadium earlier on Saturday.

The 27-year-old woman was taken to hospital after arriving at Swansea and reported being punched several times.

Police say the man is in custody.

A spokesperson for British Transport Police (BTP) said the woman has been released from Swansea's Morriston Hospital after receiving treatment.

He added: "The train, the 19:43 GMT service from Cardiff to Swansea, would have been busy with others who may have attended the Wales v New Zealand rugby international.

"Anyone who was on the train and witnessed the alleged assault is urged to contact BTP as a matter of urgency."

Call BTP on 0800 40 50 40 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. Quote incident 611 of 24/11/2012.

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