Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted in at Dagenham Heathway underground station in east London.
A 28-year-old man was talking to another man on the train but was assaulted by him when he broke off to answer a call on his phone. The incident, which happened at 11.35pm on Friday, March 27, took place on an eastbound District line train. As the train arrived at Dagenham Heathway, the attacker fled the train. The victim, who sustained facial cuts and bruises, pursued him, but he escaped.
Detective Constable Michael Hatcher said: “This was an unprovoked assault of the kind which is very rare on the rail network. “As part of our investigation we have carried out enquiries at the station and reviewed CCTV. “I believe the man in the image we are issuing today has information about what took place. “If you recognise him or have any information about the incident, please get in touch.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference TSUB/B6 of 30/04/2015. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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