Man held after Barrow MP John Woodcock attacked on train

A man is being questioned by police in connection with an attack on a Cumbrian MP on a train.

John Woodcock, the Labour MP for Barrow, reported he had been assaulted while travelling from Lancaster to Barrow, on Thursday night.

The shadow transport minister said it happened after he challenged a group of men about anti-social behaviour.

Following a witness appeal, and the release of a photograph, a man handed himself in to officers.

Mr Woodcock was not injured in the incident.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: "Following an appeal and photograph issued earlier, a man has handed himself in to police and is currently being questioned by officers.

"The appeal related to an incident on board a train on Thursday 23 February in which a 33-year-old man was assaulted after challenging a group of male passengers about their behaviour."

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