CCTV appeal after rail workers attacked at Barking station

17:53 14 November 2012

Police are keen to speak to a man believed to have attacked staff at Barking station

Police are keen to speak to a man believed to have attacked staff at Barking station

Archant

Police are hunting a train user suspected of having headbutted and punched railway staff in a row over an invalid ticket.

Detectives have issued CCTV images of the bald-headed man after an confrontation at the ticket barriers at Barking railway station turned into a violent scuffle.

Police said the man started to swear at the employees after trying to get past them with the ticket.

He then used his Oyster card to get through the barriers before headbutting a staff member, British Transport Police added.

A colleague stepped in but was punched in the face, the force said.

The man was restrained on the floor but managed to get up and left the station, police added.

The incident happened at around 11.40pm on October 26.

Investigating officer PC Greig Watkins said: “Staff should be free to carry out their jobs without being abused or intimidated. “BTP does not tolerate staff assaults of any kind and we will work to identify those responsible and bring them to justice.

“If anyone recognises the man pictured, or knows his whereabouts, then please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to call BTP on 0800 40 50 40 quoting B9/LNA of 14/11/12, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Latest Stories

18:02
The chair appears to move of its own accord - or perhaps there is a ghostly explanation?

The spooky goings on apparently took place just hours after a psychic medium took to the stage in Romford. Coincidence? Almost certainly...

Read more
People enjoy the Royal Victoria beach as temperatures reaches 28C in London.

This weekend saw London’s biggest manmade beach open at the Royal Victoria Dock in Canning Town.

Read more
Nightcapp was born when Graham's friends got fed up with him waking them up late at night for recommendations for bars [Image courtesy of Nightcapp]

It’s surprising how much it happens in this global city: last orders comes before you’re ready for it, and you’re left with the choice of finding a 24-hour off-license or getting the nightbus whilst disconcertingly sober.

Read more

Quirky London

Quizzes

The prize is glory (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

It used to be Manhattan that was famous for its majestic skyline, but now our fair city is catching up. Do you know your Shard from your Heron Tower?

Read more
Test your London musical knowledge with our album quiz (Images via Getty)

Does your music knowledge stretch from The Rolling Stones to Rudimental, Spandau Ballet to Siouxsie and the Banshees? If so then test it out with our London bands quiz:

Read more
How much do you really know about QPR legends like Les Ferdinand? Picture: Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport

Test your knowledge of QPR’s greatest players with our fantastic legends quiz.

Read more