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CCTV images released following brutal assault at Forest Gate station

PUBLISHED: 14:49 30 April 2015 | UPDATED: 14:57 30 April 2015

CCTV images released following attack at Forest Gate station (British Transport Police)

CCTV images released following attack at Forest Gate station (British Transport Police)

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Officers have released CCTV images of four men they are trying to locate after a man was savagely assaulted at Forest Gate station.

Officers appeal for witnesses following assault at Forest Gate StationOfficers appeal for witnesses following assault at Forest Gate Station

The 30-year-old victim was followed into the station by a gang of five men on April 12 at about 4pm.

He was punched, kicked, and beaten with a piece of wood during the attack.

Detective Constable Jon Howlett said: “The victim was assaulted by a group of five men who appeared to follow him inside.

“He was kicked, punched and beaten with a piece of wood during the assault, which left him in need of hospital treatment for wounds to his head.”

Officers appeal for witnesses following assault at Forest Gate StationOfficers appeal for witnesses following assault at Forest Gate Station

As part of their investigation into the incident, officers have viewed CCTV from the station and have issued several images.

DC Howlett added: “Violent incidents of this nature are extremely rare on the rail network.

“We need anyone who witnessed the assault to get in touch. I think the men in the images we are issuing today can help with our investigation.

“If you recognise them, please get in touch.”

Officers appeal for witnesses following assault at Forest Gate StationOfficers appeal for witnesses following assault at Forest Gate Station

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference ESUB/B14 of 29/04/2015. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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