Ten arrested in train 'steaming' attack

Police have arrested ten youths after an apparent 'steaming' attack to rob passengers on a London train.

British Transport Police sent 25 officers to the King's Cross Thameslink station around 2130 BST on Monday in order to deal with the incident.

It is understood that two people received minor injuries during the attack.

Inspector Chris Connell from the British Transport Police said: "I think it was a 'steaming' robbery, where they go running through the train.

"We have got two victims with minor injuries. We are unaware exactly what has been stolen or who stole it.

"It was a serious public order incident and we have made 10 arrests."

Other passengers had to wait for almost an hour before they were allowed to leave the train.

The incident come just two days after a 19-year-old student was stabbed to death on a train.

Tom Grant, from Churchdown, Gloucestershire, was travelling on the Virgin train from Glasgow to Paignton in Devon on Saturday when he was attacked.

Thomas Lee Wood, 21, from Skelmersdale, Lancashire appeared in court on Monday charged with Mr Grant's murder. He was remanded in custody to appear before Carlisle Crown Court on June 7.


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