PASSENGERS on a train at Highbridge and Burnham station were assaulted after trying to prevent two men pulling the emergency stop alarm.

British Transport Police (BTP) have today (January 2) released CCTV images of two men they want to speak to in connection with the incident, which occurred on November 22.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Richard Day, said: “A group of three men in their late teens or early twenties boarded the 6.37pm service to Taunton at Weston rail station.

“When the train arrived at Highbridge and Burnham station, two of the men pulled the Emergency Stop Alarm.

“A number of other passengers tried to intervene - but the men began assaulting them.”

It is believed the men had intended to travel to Bristol, but had boarded the train to Taunton by mistake.

Enquiries are ongoing to identify the men and police are now appealing for anyone who recognises the people shown in these images to contact BTP.

Contact British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40, or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

In all calls, please quote incident reference B4/WWA of 02/01/2013.