Robbers punch man in face on station platform

A MAN was attacked at Manor Park station after he refused to hand over his valuables to two robbers.

The 26-year-old was waiting on Platform 3 on Sunday September 12 at 10.20pm when he was approached by two black men.

Investigating officer DetCon Graeme Knox said: “The men demanded the victim hand over his property and when he refused, one of the men punched him in the face.”

“Two other men then went over to assist the victim to help prevent his attackers from causing any further harm.”

The victim and both attackers then boarded a Liverpool Street-bound train with the injured man getting off at Maryland while his assailants continued towards central London.

A 25-year-old man from the Walthamstow area has been arrested in relation to the offence has been released on police bail to return on October 13.

Officers are still searching for a second man who is described as possibly of Somali descent, between 25 and 27-years-old, of medium build and between 5ft3ins and 5ft6ins tall.

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He was sporting a small moustache and wearing a black baseball cap, a white and red Middle Eastern-style scarf and black top.

DetCon Knox added: “This was a vicious and unprovoked attack and anyone with information is asked to come forward and help with the investigation.”

Anyone with information should contact BTP on 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference number 440 of 12/09/10 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.