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Passenger assaulted on Metro train between Pelaw and Brockley Whins

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Can you help officers identify a man in connection to an assault on board a train between Pelaw and Brockley Whins? 

The incident happened between 4pm and 4.30pm on Friday 21 July. At South Hylton station, a man joined a train with a friend, they appeared to be intoxicated. The train was heading to Gateshead. 

As the train left Pelaw, one of the men became aggressive and loud, chanting abuse at other passengers and being obnoxious. 

The man then walked around the carriage, and then deliberately fell onto a passenger. The passenger, who asked the man to be careful, was then grabbed around the neck by the man and head-butted. 

Thankfully the injuries were not serious. 

The aggressive man then left the train at Brockley Whines station. 

If you know the man in the CCTV images then please get in touch. You can pass information to BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 1700049861. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111. 

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