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CCTV appeal after passenger ‘threatened with machete’ on train between Preston and Chorley

Written by on October 12, 2021

Police are looking to speak to a man in connection with a robbery on a train in Lancashire.

The robbery happened onboard a train travelling between Preston and Chorley at around 5.30am on Tuesday, August 31.

Both the victim and the man pictured in the CCTV boarded a train at Preston railway Station. Police want to speak to the man pictured to aid their enquiries.

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A spokesman for British Transport Police said: “The victim took a seat on board the service and a short while later the man sat next to him and told him he had a machete on him and that he would use it if the victim didn’t comply.

“He then asked the victim to hand over his bank cards and PIN numbers, which he did through fear.

“Both the man and the victim got off the train at Chorley railway station.”

Officers believe the man in the CCTV images may have information that could help their investigation.

Police believe he could help with their investigation
Police believe he could help with their investigation
(Image: BTP)

Anyone with any information is asked to contact British Transport Police by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 51 of August 31.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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