Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Thug Attacks Tube Passenger and Is Chased along Platform by Woman

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Thug Attacks Tube Passenger and Is Chased along Platform by Woman

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Byline: Kiran Randhawa

A MAN attacks a Tube passenger and then is chased by a woman as he flees the scene.

The incident happens after the train comes to a stop at Upton Park about 3.40pm on Monday. A white man approaches a commuter of Asian appearance, seeming to say something to him before suddenly striking him with his fist.

The suspect, bald and wearing a black hooded jacket, then flees the scene but a woman next to the victim leaps from her seat, dropping her belongings to the floor, and pursues the thug down the platform shouting at him to stop.

The attack, which was filmed and shared on social media, is now being investigated by British Transport Police, who confirmed a man had been arrested.

In a statement, the force said: "We are investigating an assault after a video was brought to our attention.

"A 33-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning ABH and using threatening, abusive words, behaviour or disorderly behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress. …

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