Man knocked unconscious and New Street station locked down amid fight on train

Thousands of commuters were stranded after a fight broke out on a train, with one man knocked unconscious.

Birmingham's New Street Station
Birmingham's New Street Station

Birmingham's New Street station went into lockdown on Wednesday evening after a fight on a train heading south. Police said one man was rendered unconscious, and two men have been arrested.

Emergency services rushed to the scene and passengers were held at the barriers at the entrance to the station.

A statement from British Transport Police said: “At just before 5pm this evening officers were called to a report of a fight onboard a train. The train was travelling from Manchester Piccadilly to Reading.

“When officers met the train at Birmingham New Street, they found an unconscious man on board. The man was treated at the scene by West Midlands Ambulance Service medics and has been taken to hospital.

“Two men have been arrested. Officers continue to investigate the circumstances of the incident and would like to hear from anyone who was travelling on the train or has any information about the incident.”

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