CCTV released of three men after Upney Tube metal chain attack

12:44 12 November 2012

British Transport Police have released images of men they want to speak to.

British Transport Police have released images of men they want to speak to.

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Police have released CCTV images of three men they believe were linked to an attack on a Tube train which left a commuter with serious head injuries.

The 25-year-old victim, from Barking, was hit around the head with a metal chain during the assault on the District line at Upney just before 9pm on Saturday, November 3.

British Transport Police (BTP) said the violence unfolded after the victim, who was with a friend at the time, became involved in an altercation with the men.

The group were thought to have boarded the train at Dagenham Heathway.

Det Con Paul Miller said: “One of the men started to hit the victim on the head with what is believed to be a 4ft metal chain.

“The men were then seen to leave the service at Upney.”

The victim was taken to St George’s Hospital.

He was treated there for large cuts to his head and was released shortly afterwards, BTP said.

Forensic investigators were also enlisted.

Det Con Miller added: “This was a particularly violent attack on the victim which understandably left him feeling shocked and shaken, especially as he had moved to London only four days prior to the attack.”

Information to BTP on Freefone 0800 40 50 40 quoting B7/LUA of 07/11/12 or to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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