Video: East Ham man attacked at train station
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CCTV footage has been released after an East Ham man was assaulted while working at London Bridge station.
Members of the public intervened to protect the 26-year-old station worker after the assault on the main concourse on Wednesday, July 30.
The incident happened after a man entered London Bridge station at 3.20pm and approached the automatic barriers on the main concourse.
He showed a 16-25 ticket but did not have the valid railcard to prove his age, and when challenged by the ticket inspector, the man vaulted the barriers and punched him in the face.
The attack was only stopped when members of the public intervened and the suspect jumped back over the barriers and running from the station.
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Officers were unable to find the man and since then he has still not been identified, despite viewing CCTV footage from the cameras at the station and the nearby Shard building and speaking to witnesses.
They are now hoping the new CCTV footage will lead to the suspect being recognised by the public or encourage anyone with information in coming forward.
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Det Con Rod Harbron, of BTP’s Workplace Violence Unit, said “This was a violent and unprovoked attack which left the member of staff incredibly shaken up and with a nasty injury to his jaw.
“Members of rail staff do an incredibly important job and have the right to come to work every day without the fear of violence or abuse.
Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference S-SUB/B17 of 29/10/2014, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111