A Virgin train passenger who slapped a woman in a row in the first class area has been cautioned by police.
The 55-year-old woman lashed out at her victim after it is believed she became enraged by commuters standing in an area designated for wheelchairs on the packed service.
The woman – believed to have been traveling with a disabled man – could be heard calling other passengers “abilists” and “b *** s”.
The woman, of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, was not arrested but she was questioned by officers after she was identified following a three-month investigation.
She then accepted a caution for common assault.
Another passenger filmed the incident, in which the woman can be heard saying: “Look at all of them. Look at all of them.
“Abilists” and b ** s.”
The victim can be seen talking to her, but the woman – who hasn’t been named – then lunged towards her and a loud whack can be heard.
One shocked witness said: “Woah, woah.”
A third woman added: “Don’t touch people.”
One man chipped in: “Right, the police are being called.”
Another jokingly told the angry woman: “Just sit down and have a cup of tea or something.”
But the third female passenger then got involved after witnessing the argument and confronts the suspect.
“No one is being abused,” she said “You need to calm down.”
“You touch anyone else and I swear to God I’ll lose it.”
“You are touching innocent people, you’ve upset that poor girl.”
She then starts talking to the wheelchair-bound man and said: “Get off me.”
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