Teens assaulted outside Leeds station by man wearing Guinness St Patrick's Day hat

Police would like to speak to this man in connection with an assault on two teenagers at Leeds station.

Monday, 4th April 2016, 3:33 pm
Updated Monday, 4th April 2016, 3:36 pm
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The two friends had been returning from the Tyne and Wear derby in Newcastle, when three men, all wearing Guinness St Patrick’s Day hats, approached them.

One of the men began verbally abusing one of the victims, then, without any provocation, he launched a tirade of punches at his head.

When his friend tried to intervene and pull off the attacker, he was also punched to the ground.

The suspect then left in a taxi to Bingley.

Detective Sergeant Tom Eastwood said: “Both the victims were left with cuts and bruises to their faces and grazed arms and elbows.

“This was completely unprovoked and violent behaviour displayed by the man towards two young men who were simply returning home from a day out watching football. It’s vital we trace the person responsible, if you recognise the man pictured, please contact us. “

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference 273 of 4/4.

Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.