Man punched in face on West Ham platform

The man was waiting for a tube when he was assaulted

The man was waiting for a tube when he was assaulted - Credit: Archant

A man was punched in the face in an unprovoked attack at West Ham station on Saturday.

The 36-year-old was waiting for a westbound District line train shortly after 10pm when he was approached by three men.

They accused him of staring at them before one of the group, who had a belt wrapped around his fist, punched him in the face.

Detectives from British Transport Police are appealing for witnesses to the assault, which left the man with “nasty injuries”.

Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference TSUB/B8 of 20/05/2015. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.