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Passenger struck around head with hammer – Dorking, Surrey

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Officers investigating a serious assault at Dorking station, where a man was struck with a hammer, are today releasing a CCTV image in connection. 

Shortly after midnight on 29 September, a group of friends (two men and two women) left a train at Dorking station after a night out.

When on the platform, they were then approached by another group who immediately became abusive to the two women. After an altercation, the group of friends then attempt to leave the station but are confronted with violence. 

A man who was part of the unknown group then pulls out a hammer and strikes one of the friends over the head and back. He received a large cut above his eyebrow as well as bruising to his head and a puncture wound to his back.  

Officers believe the man shown in this CCTV image may have information which could help them investigate. 

PC Sam Treagust from British Transport Police, said: “This was a shocking and extremely violent assault, which left a man requiring hospital treatment for multiple wounds. We have a number of enquiries underway to trace the person responsible and I am today appealing for the public’s help. 

“If you know who the man shown in this CCTV images is, then please get in touch with BTP as soon as possible. Any information you have, no matter how small, could prove vital to our investigation.” 

You can contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 20 of 29/09/2018. Or you can ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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