Move along, nothing to see. No allegations of assault or arrests were made, but a train was held for nearly 20 minutes as police questioned passengers about a fight involving inappropriately placed bagels.
Video posted on Twittter appears to show female passengers placing pieces of bagel on the head of a male passenger and various fights breaking out both on and off the train in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The 12.54am Great Northern service from King’s Cross to Huntingdon was reportedly held for 18 minutes while the officers took statements.
One took the approach of a school teacher investigating classroom mischief: ‘Has anyone seen anything, anyone know who’s involved? The train will not move until I find out.’
British Transport Police (BTP) later seemed split down the middle as to whether to treat the incident as serious or a bit of fun, Tweeting: ‘Let's be clear, no bagel should be treated so cruelly and no one subjected to intimidating behaviour’.
In a statement, BTP said: ‘We were called at 1.15am on Sunday to reports of a disturbance on board a train. BTP and Herts Constabulary officers attended and spoke with passengers. No allegations of offences were made. If anyone would like to report anything please text us on 61016 or call 0800 40 50 40.’
[Ed - This story has a number of holes in it. And isn't it a bit stale?’]