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Thug threatens to shoot 14-year-old boy in East Ham attempted robbery

PUBLISHED: 16:11 20 November 2018 | UPDATED: 16:11 20 November 2018

British Transport Police officers want to speak to this man in connection with an attempted robbery on a 14-year-old boy at East Ham underground station in October. Picture: BTP

British Transport Police officers want to speak to this man in connection with an attempted robbery on a 14-year-old boy at East Ham underground station in October. Picture: BTP

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A thug threatened to shoot a 14-year-old boy in an attempted robbery on a tube station platform.

Call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40. Picture: BTPCall British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40. Picture: BTP

The teenage victim got off a District line train at East Ham with two friends when a man who had been sitting opposite followed them at about 2.30pm on October 14.

He demanded the boy hand over his phone and money then threatened to shoot him after showing him the butt of a gun tucked in his waistband.

The suspect ran off after the boy refused to hand his valuables over.

British Transport Police (BTP) has released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to in connection with the incident.

A BTP spokesman said: “Officers believe the young man in the images may have information which could help them investigate.”

Anyone who recognises the man or witnessed the incident should contact BTP by calling 0800 40 50 40 or texting 61016 quoting 307 of 14/10/18.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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