Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Man pushed onto track at Portsmouth station

A man was pushed onto a the rail track at a crowded railway station in Hampshire after intervening in a violent assault.

The 46-year-old was at Portsmouth and Southsea station late on Tuesday night when he saw a man being punched in an unprovoked attack.

Police said he stepped in to try and calm the situation but was pushed onto the tracks by the attacker.

The man, from Chichester, needed hospital treatment for a cut head.

Det Con Phil James, of British Transport Police, said: "The man, who bravely stepped in to calm a heated situation, came very close to the 750-volt live rail and was quite understandably left very shaken as a result."

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