Police in Coleraine have arrested a teenage boy following an assault on a train.

Sergeant Durkin said: “Officers received a report shortly before 9.20pm on Sunday, 31st March that a man had been assaulted on a train travelling from Portrush to Coleraine, which departed the station at approximately 9pm. 

“Police attended Coleraine Train Station and a number of people had already been removed from the train following an altercation on-board.

“During this disturbance an object was thrown and injured a member of the public, a man, aged in his 30s. He required hospital treatment for a head injury. 

“A short time later officers arrested a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, possessing an offensive weapon in a public place, and disorderly behaviour.

“He remains in custody at this time as enquiries continue. Anyone who was on the train at the time and witnessed what happened or who has any information which could assist us with our enquiries is asked to call 101 quoting reference number 1630 31/03/24.”

A report can also be made online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/