A Navy officer has been attacked after returning from an Anzac Day service.
A Navy officer has been attacked after returning from an Anzac Day service. John Gass

Navy officer bashed on train after Anzac Day service

A NAVY officer returning from an Anzac Day service in Sydney has been bashed by one of a group of men on a train after he asked them to curb their behaviour.

The assault happened on  train stopped at Glenfield Railway Station about 2.45pm on Monday.

"While on the train the man noticed a number of men consuming alcohol and harassing the other commuters,'' police said.

"The officer approached the group and asked that they stop drinking and curb their behaviour.

"One of the men in the group took offence and punched the officer in the face as he was leaving the train that had stopped.

"The officer suffered a bloody nose but did not require any treatment."

The incident was reported to police at Macquarie Fields and an investigation is now underway.

The man who police believe may be able to assist with inquiries has been described as Caucasian in appearance, about 160cm tall with a large build and brown thinning hair.

At the time of the incident he was wearing green army cargo pants and a long sleeve black jumper.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen the incident, or who have information that could assist the investigation to contact Macquarie Fields Police Station on 9605 0499 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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