England Fan Repeatedly Punched In Face On Train
Monday 7th July 2014
An England football fan was repeatedly punched in the face on a train following the World Cup defeat to Uruguay.
Police have identified a man they wish to speak to who they believe can help with their investigation.
The 26-year-old victim was on the 10.18pm train from Liverpool Street on Tuesday 17th June following England's 2-1 loss in the World Cup.
On a crowded train, he struck up a conversation with another passenger, who took offence at what was said to him.
The man then repeatedly punched him in the face.
The victim got off at Shenfield but the man who assaulted him stayed on the train and is believed to have departed at Ingatestone, Chelmsford, Witham or Colchester stations.
DC Sally Everritt said: "The victim sustained cuts and bruising and was understandably shaken up by the incident.
"We will not accept any form of violence on the rail network, and are following a number of lines of enquiry in this case.
"As part of our investigation, we have carried out a review of CCTV on board the train and have isolated several images of a man who I believe can help us with our investigation.
"I would ask anyone who recognises him to contact us."
Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference ESUB/B17 of 04/07/2014 Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.