A woman has spoken out about her ordeal after a man forced his chips into her mouth when she declined to talk to him.
Describing ham as the ‘world’s rowdiest football fan’, Victoria Adams, 22, said that he sat next to her on a train from London Euston to Northampton.
He tried to strike up a conversation, but she did not want to talk so pretended to be asleep and started listening to her music.
However, she said that this angered him.
Speaking to the Standard, she said: ‘He was getting annoyed that I didn’t want to interact and was saying “typical f****** Londoner”, so I decided to pretend to go to sleep.
‘A few minutes later he started shoving food in my mouth as I had my eyes shut and then began pulling on my scarf.
‘That was when a girl on the other side tried to help me and he was going crazy and screaming at her and then lunged at her, which was when other men stood up and pulled him off her.’
‘I then climbed out – he had pinned me against the window – and ran to another carriage.’
Adams said that she then tried to climb out of her seat but the man pinned her up against the window before she eventually broke free.
British Transport Police arrived at Tring station where many people got off the train.
A British Transport Police spokesman said: ‘I can confirm that a passenger posted on Twitter about an assault and disorder on the 17.54 train from Euston to Northampton on Saturday.
‘We attended and spoke to the man involved. We would like to speak to anyone who was a victim of an offence in relation to this incident or who has any information about what took place.’
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0800 405040 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.