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Appeal for information after GBH assault – Canonbury station, London

We are appealing for information after a man was assaulted at Canonbury station in London.

The incident happened on Saturday 8 July at around 10.05pm.

The victim, a 58-year-old man, was travelling with his wife on the 9.20pm service from Richmond to Stratford when he became involved in a verbal disagreement with another passenger.

The other passenger was in a group of five men who had boarded the busy train at Highbury and Islington station.

When they alighted at Canonbury, the other passenger attacked the victim. He punched him in the face several times, in an unprovoked physical attack.

The victim sustained injuries to his eye and multiple fractures to his nose and jaw that required plastic surgery.

He has since been discharged from hospital and is continuing to recover at home.

The offender is an Asian man, slim build, aged in his mid-twenties. He had short black hair and stubble and was wearing a dark green or purple t-shirt and dark shorts.

Investigating officer, PC Nick Dipper, said: “I would like to speak to anyone who was at the station or on board the service and witnessed this incident. Following a brief verbal dispute, the victim was violently attacked by another passenger. This violence is unacceptable and we are working to identify the person responsible and bring him to justice.

“If you have any information about the incident, please contact me by calling 0800 40 50 40 or text information to 61016, quoting reference number 690 – 08/07/17.”

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