A WOMAN has been arrested and charged in relation to an incident onboard a train in which a woman had her hair pulled and was called a "paedo".

Officers from British Transport Police have been investigating the assault, which happened on a train between Blackpool and Kirkham, and said they arrested a woman on Thursday, May 14, who has subsequently been charged with actual bodily harm and two public order offences.

Just before 8am, on Tuesday, April 5, the victim boarded a Preston-bound service at Blackpool North station.

During her journey, the woman is alleged to have sat diagonally across from her before shouting “paedo” and “you have my kids”.

The same woman is then alleged to have turned to another passenger and racially abused him.

She then allegedly stood up, approached the victim and shouted “look at me” before allegedly grabbing her hair and pulling her head towards the table.

After a few moments the woman then allegedly began punching and kicking the victim.

As a result of the incident, the victim sustained a split lip, black eyes and bruising to the face and body.

British Transport Police said: "Great work from our officers who arrested a female yesterday following a public response to a media release.

"She has been charged with actual bodily harm and two public order offences including one against a member of rail staff and remanded. We will not tolerate this behaviour."