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Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Man Pushed Off Jubilee Line Train in ‘Racist’ Attack

A man was pushed out of a Jubilee Line train at West Ham station twice, before being chased down the platform by a group of men in what police believe to be a racially motivated attack. 

PC James Inquieti said: “On Sunday August 16 around 10am a man in his late thirties or early forties attempted to board an eastbound Jubilee line train at West Ham, but was prevented from doing so by a man in his early twenties.

“He was twice pushed from the train back onto the platform, and at one point his sunglasses were grabbed and thrown out of the open doors.

“The victim did not react to this disgraceful behaviour, instead making his way to the front of the train.

“However, he was pursued by the man and two others who also appeared to be in their twenties.”

At this point, station staff intervened and removed the three men who had chased the victim and he left on the train.

British Transport Police (BTP) are now asking the victim to come forward as he has not yet made contact with police.

PC Inquieti said: “We believe there might have been a racial element to this incident.

“Nobody should have to put up with such behaviour and I would urge the man who was targeted to make contact.”

“I would also appeal to anyone who witnessed what happened to come forward so that we can bring those responsible for this incident to account.”

Anyone with information should contact BTP on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference TSUB/B8 of 6/10/15, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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