Train conductor assaulted and threatened at Brondesbury Station

Members of the public helped the victim after the attack

Members of the public helped the victim after the attack - Credit: Archant

Victim attacked after asking passenger to stop swearing

The hunt is on to find a train passenger who assaulted and threatened a conductor after he was asked to stop swearing at Brondesbury Station.

The suspect boarded the 5.27pm Stratford to Richmond service and was overheard by the worker having an obscene telephone conversation in the carriage.

As the train was waiting at the station the conductor tapped the man on the shoulder and asked him to tone down his language.

The suspected verbally abused him and pushed him in his chest resulting in the conductor asking him to leave the train.

His attacker threatened him before doing so.

The incident took place on Monday, March 25.

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Officers from British Transport Police (BTP) are conducting a number of enquiries to identify the suspect including viewing CCTV from trains, stations and the surrounding area.

The suspect is a black man, aged between 27 and 30 years old and around 5 ft 8ins tall.

He was of medium build and was wearing a black jacket.

PC Dean Percival, the investigating officer, said: “This was a violent attack on a member of staff who was simply trying to do his job. We believe it was a busy service and there will have been a number of passengers who witnessed the incident.

“If you were onboard the train, or recognise the man’s description, please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact BTP on 0800 40 50 40 quoting B16/LNA of 04/04/2013.

Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.