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Ticket inspector assaulted on train to Maryland station - Newham

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Officers investigating an assault on board a train to Maryland station in London are today appealing for witnesses and information. 
 
At approximately 2.20pm on 24 July, a member of staff was checking tickets on board the service when they challenged a man who refused to show his ticket. The man was taken off the service at Maryland station but he became verbally abusive to the inspector. 
 
As he was leaving the station, the suspect then picked up a house brick and threw it at the ticket inspector, striking him on the torso. 
 
The man was Asian of slim build, approximately 25 to 30-years-old with short black hair and a short beard. He had on a black hoodie, dark trousers and white trainers. 
 
Officers are looking to speak with anyone who recognises someone matching the above description. Likewise, if you were on board this train and saw what happened, please get in touch.
 
Violence, particularly against members of staff simply doing their job, will never be tolerated and BTP is working hard to trace the suspect in this case. 
 
You can contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 353 of 24/07/2018. Or you can ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

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