Appeal for Witnesses to Hammersmith Station Assault

Victim of unprovoked attack suffered temporary hearing loss

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British Transport Police detectives are appealing for information after an assault which left the the victim suffering from temporary hearing loss.

The incident happened around 6.20pm on Wednesday, September 4 in the booking hall at Hammersmith London Underground station.

Detective Constable Eloise Lock, the investigating officer, says: " The 43-year-old victim was queuing up behind a man at the ticket office.

" The man wasn’t paying attention, so when the window became free, the victim gently tapped him on the shoulder.

" The man reacted aggressively before hitting the victim around the left hand side of his face, causing him to fall to the floor."

Officers have obtained two images of a man they want to speak to in connection with the incident, and are calling on the public to help identify him.

DC Lock says: " This was a shocking and unprovoked assault that left the man suffering from temporary hearing loss.

" We don’t tolerate violence like this anywhere on the London Underground network and I’d urge anyone who recognises the man pictured, or has any information that could help our investigation, to please contact us."

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting background B7/LUA of 04/10/13.

Information can also be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


October 9, 2013