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No action against Cardiff City fans after Caerphilly woman’s “train abuse”protest

Football fans accused of verbally abusing a Caerphilly woman on a train will not face criminal charges.

Lisa Robinson stood in front of the train for 20 minutes until police arrived

Lisa Robinson was so outraged by what she described as “obscene language” that she climbed onto the tracks, standing in front of the train until the driver called police.

Relatives of the fans have welcomed the Crown Prosecution Service decision to take no further action against 10 fans involved.

Mrs.  Robinson, 41, was on the train with her husband and son, five, when she claims they were verbally abused by Cardiff City fans after a win over Millwall.

She pulled an emergency handle to stop the train, but the driver decided to continue the journey.

When the train did  stop, Mrs Robinson stepped onto the tracks until the police arrived.

Speaking to ITV Wales Carl Edwards in October last year, Mrs. Robinson described the language used by fans on the mid-afternoon train as “obscene and abusive”.

Watch Carl’s interview with Lisa Robinson

A British Transport Police spokesman confirmed that no action would be taken against the fans involved following police investigations.

David Roberts, the uncle of one of the supporters on the train, said their side of the story was not reported.

“As soon as she said about their language, they said ‘We’re really sorry about the language.’

“All of the boys handed themselves in. It has been upsetting not just for us, but for all the boys involved.”

Speaking to Your Cardiff Mrs Robinson said she believes her actions have achieved a positive change by highlighting concerns over anti-social behaviour on the rail network.

“I am not surprised [by the decision]. If I achieved anything, it was to make them have a think about their behaviour,”

British Transport Police have organised extra high-visibility patrols between Cardiff and Ystrad Mynach for public reassurance following the incident.

” I think the fact that a discussion has been had in public is important because most people who wrote to me were very supportive.” added Mrs Robinson.

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