IT IS hard to say for sure what happened on board TER train 17430 from Nice to Lyon on New Year’s day, but numerous offences, including theft and sexual assault, seem to have been committed.

The 10-coach train left Nice at 06.00, conveying among its 600 passengers a number of inebriated revellers whose behaviour was kept in check by a team of railway police with a dog and three SNCF staff. All was well as far as St-Rapha