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Woman 'punched several times' on train after Wales v New Zealand match

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: November 26, 2012

A WOMAN was allegedly punched in the face repeatedly on a crowded Cardiff to Swansea train.

A man has been arrested after the 27-year-old woman suffered serious facial injuries.

British Transport Police are appealing for witnesses to the alleged assault who were on the 7.43pm service following Saturday's Wales v New Zealand clash at the Millennium Stadium.

The woman was taken to Morriston Hospital after arriving at Swansea and reporting that she had been punched several times.

Officers said her injuries have been described as serious.

The woman has not been named by police.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said yesterday that the woman had been released from hospital after receiving treatment at Morriston Hospital.

The suspect, meanwhile, was in custody.

The spokesman added: "The train, the 19.43 service from Cardiff to Swansea, would have been busy with others who may have attended the Wales v New Zealand rugby international.

"Anyone who was on the train and witnessed the alleged assault is urged to contact British Transport Police as a matter of urgency."

If you can help, phone British Transport Police on 0800 405040 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Quote incident 611, from November 24.

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