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Football fans cautioned after assaulting Newham man

PUBLISHED: 16:00 08 July 2015 | UPDATED: 16:00 08 July 2015

Two men have been given police cautions after an incident at Barking station

Two men have been given police cautions after an incident at Barking station

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Two men have been cautioned by police after assaulting a man from Newham.

A 35-year-old man and a 41-year-old man, who are both from Essex, physically assaulted a man at Barking station on Saturday, March 21.

They were arrested on suspicion of common assault following a police appeal on June 17 and released on bail until today.

On the day of the incident a 26-year-old was on board a District line train between East Ham and Barking at around 7.15pm – the day of West Ham’s 1-0 win over Sunderland.

He was involved in an altercation with the two other men, believed to be football fans, before being physically assaulted by the pair as the train pulled into Barking.

Other passengers helped him from the carriage and called the police, but the two attackers fled the scene at Barking station.

The man from Newham was treated for cuts and bruising to his face before being taken to hospital.

A British Transport Police spokesman confirmed the two men who were given cautions answered police bail today.


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