A Liverpool man was stabbed on New Year's Eve after confronting a group of women and a man about their behaviour on a train. The 28 year-old victim had been travelling on the 8.34pm service from Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham, and alighted at Winsford station when his attacker followed him into the station car park where he repeatedly stabbed him, inflicting wounds to his groin and upper body.
A fellow passenger rushed to his aid and called an ambulance but the victim's assailant had already left the scene. British Transport Police are investigating the attack that happened at around 9pm. They said the victim had challenged a man aged in his mid-20s and travelling with four or five women about their rowdy behaviour that had included throwing items around the carriage.
Detective Sergeant Matt Davies from British Transport Police said that the victim's injuries were not life threatening, but he remains in hospital where he has received surgery for his wounds.
"We are also grateful to the passenger who came to the aid of the victim and took him to a place of safety. Our investigation into who is behind this attack continues and we have been at the station today conducting a forensic examination of the scene, local enquiries and reassurance patrols," he said.
Davies appealed for witnesses to the incident and added: "It is vital we now speak to anyone who was on the 8.34pm train out of Liverpool and witnessed the disturbance in the carriage, as well as anyone else who was in the area of Winsford station at 9.10pm and saw what happened."
British Transport Police have asked anyone with information to call them on 0800 40 50 40 or text the force on 61016, quoting reference 454 of 31/12. Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.