‘Martial arts’ man threatens passengers on Leeds train

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A MAN did martial arts moves before threatening passengers on a Leeds train.

The man was reportedly acting strangely and doing martial arts moves at Sheffield station before he boarded the train to Leeds.

Once on the service he began to verbally threaten a number of passengers with violence.

The train was met at Leeds by British Transport Police (BTP) officers, and a 27-year-old man from Sheffield was arrested in connection with the incident.

He has been released on police bail until January 8, 2015.

Police constable Gary Reader, investigating for BTP said: “We would like to hear from anyone who may have been travelling on the service and witnessed the man’s actions.

“I would particularly like to trace a couple who we believe may have also been threatened but left the service at Leeds before officers could get their details.

“This was completely unacceptable behaviour which left a number of passengers fearing for their safety.”

Anyone with information can contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.