West Ham tube assault victim urged to come forward

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A man who was assaulted at West Ham train station is being urged to come forward to police.

The man, believed to be in his late 30s or 40s, tried to board an eastbound Jubilee line train on Sunday, August, just after 10am, but was stopped by another man in his early 20s.

He was twice pushed from the train back onto the platform, and at one point his sunglasses were grabbed and thrown out of the open doors.

PC James Inquieti, from the British Transport Police said: “The victim did not react to this disgraceful behaviour, instead making his way to the front of the train

“However, he was pursued by the man and two others who also appeared to be in their 20s.”

At this point, staff intervened to remove the three men who had chased the victim from the train.

The service left soon after with the victim onboard.

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He has not yet made contact with police, and officers have been unable to trace his movements after he left West Ham station.

PC Inquieti added: “We believe there might have been a racial element to this incident.

“Nobody should have to put up with such behaviour and I would urge the man who was targeted to make contact.

“I would also appeal to anyone who witnessed what happened to come forward so that we can bring those responsible for this incident to account.”

Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police on 0800405040 or text 61016, quoting reference TSUB/B8 of 6/10/15.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.