Man found in pool of blood on train

A MAN was found laying unconscious in a pool of blood following an alleged attempted robbery on a train on Saturday night.

Thursday, 14th October 2004, 4:43 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 11:20 pm

A Hastings man, in his 30s, was arrested and bailed in connection with the incident.

The alarm was raised by a guard who came across the man on the floor of the train midway between Hastings and Rye at 7.45pm.

The train was intercepted by police when it arrived at Rye station. Community support officers gave first aid to the victim until a paramedic crew arrived.

The man, from Pevensey, was taken to the Conquest Hospital where he was treated for a head injury.

He was discharged the following day.

The train was taken out of service for forensic investigations to take place.

Rye police inspector Neil Ralph said: "The community support officers did a remarkable job in administering first aid to the injured man.

"Unfortunately while they were attending to him, their car, which was parked outside the police station, was broken into and damaged."