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Reward offered after female conductor 'indecently assaulted' on Belfast train

Translink has offered a reward for anyone willing to go to court to help secure a conviction after a train conductor was indecently assaulted on one of its services.

The woman was grabbed and also verbally abused onboard a train between Londonderry and Belfast on Saturday, April 14.

It happened after she had intervened with a group of rowdy passengers.

The conductor was grabbed for a second time by another member of the group as they were exiting the train at the Mossley West station.

She was left extremely shaken and upset by the ordeal.

A Translink spokesperson said: "We thoroughly condemn all instances of anti-social behaviour and have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to anyone that physically or verbally abuses our staff or customers.

“Our staff have a right to work without encountering such appalling and unacceptable behaviour. We will be working with the PSNI to fully investigate this incident using CCTV to assist in identifying perpetrators and to support any prosecution process.

“We also offer a cash reward of up to £1,000 to anyone willing to go to court to give evidence that helps to secure a conviction.

“Our staff member is being offered the appropriate supports.”

Police described the attack as appalling on someone who was simply doing their job and have appealed for information.

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