A Harrogate man has been recognised for bravery following an incident at Wakefield Westgate station.

Phil Jones stepped in to detain a man who was responsible for assaulting a train conductor in September 2019.

And Phil, who works as a crime reduction manager for Northern, is one of five employees to be awarded a Certificate of Commendation at the British Transport Police Pennine Sub Divisional Awards.

Commenting on his commendation, Phil Jones said:

“I’m very honoured and humbled to be recognised by the British Transport Police.”

Phil Jones (far left) was one of five Northern employees to receive a Certificate of Commendation.

Phil’s colleagues also picking up commendations included: Stephen McHugh, who made a life-saving intervention of a distressed female at Bolton station in Sept 2019; Damian Greenhalgh, who made a life-saving intervention at Manchester Victoria station in December 2019; Lorna Brown (Conductor) & David Greenslade (Driver) who stepped in to break-up a fight of approximately 20 males at South Elmsall in May 2021; and Dean Worthington, who made a life-saving intervention of a distressed male at Dinting Viaduct in June 2021.

Anyone who witnesses a crime taking place on the railway should contact British Transport Police by texting 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40. Alternatively, people can call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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