Train conductor assaulted after asking travellers without masks and tickets to disembark

A 28-year-old train conductor was attacked last night after he asked passengers travelling without face masks and tickets to get off at the next stop.ย 

When asked to disembark, the passengers became confrontational and circled around the conductor. One passenger spat in his face.

Once the train arrived at the next stop, Haarlem Spaarnwoude, the conductor disembarked along with the passengers. Three of the suspects then began to assault him on the platform.

Its is reported that the victim was head-butted, beaten and threatened before the suspects fled the scene. Police were able to arrest the suspects and take them to the station for questioning.

The suspects include three youths from Amsterdam aged 17, 18 and 23, and one 18-year-old suspect from Voorst.

Enforcing corona measures

A similar event occurred on Tuesday when a bus driver was left with missing teeth after being assaulted for asking a passenger to wear a mask.

As coronavirus cases continue to increase throughout the Netherlands, Dutch residents and retailers have been left confused by the government’s regulations surrounding face masks.

Many supermarkets, for example, do not want to ask their employees to ask customers to wear a face mask as they would have to deal with the potential backlash.

Follow DutchReview on Facebook for the latest news and updates.ย 

Feature Image: Alp Ancel/Unsplash

Sarah O'Leary ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Sarah originally arrived in the Netherlands due to an inability to make her own decisions โ€” she was simply told by her mother to choose the Netherlands for Erasmus. Life here has been challenging (have you heard the language) but brilliant for Sarah, and she loves to write about it. When Sarah is not acting as a safety threat to herself and others (cycling), you can find her sitting in a corner of Leiden with a coffee, trying to sound witty.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related posts

Latest posts

Dutch HORECA rarely reprimanded for ignoring coronavirus measures

HORECA establishments aren't complying with the coronavirus measures, and municipalities are not giving them so much as a warning for this. On September 25,...

Youโ€™re under arrest: thousands of Dutchies targeted by phishing calls

Since August, thousands of Dutchies have received suspicious phone calls in which cyber-criminals try to get their personal information, such as citizen service (BSN)...

Nee, echt?! One of the wettest natural areas in the Netherlands is drying up

Nature lovers may already be familiar with the Dutch nature reserve called the Veluwe. The 91,200-hectare area is a popular recreational area that offers...

The latest Dutch news.
In your inbox.

 
 
X