Man suffers broken jaw following dispute over empty seat at Canning Town station

Canning Town Station

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A man suffered a broken jaw following an altercation over an empty tube seat at Canning Town Station.

Officers from British Transport Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident which took place on Monday, June 29, at 6.30am on a westbound Jubilee service.

A 30-year-old man from Forest Gate, sustained a broken jaw as a result of the fight, which officers say took place over an empty seat on board a train.

Investigating officer, DC Michael Blackburn, said: “I am keen to speak to anyone who was on board this service and who may have witnessed the incident.

“The victim suffered a nasty injury and I urge anyone to come forward if they have any information which could help in the investigation.”


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A 43-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of GBH but has since been released on police bail.

Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting background reference T-SUB/B3 of 31/07/15.

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Information can also be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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