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19 December 2016, 14:41 | Updated: 19 December 2016, 14:51
Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to in connection with the assault.
The incident, which took place at Liverpool Street station on Friday, 14 October around 5:45pm, was sparked after the two men exchanged words when one man walked passed the other on an escalator from the east bound Central Line.
The two men continued to argue as they walked through the Central Line ticket hall. The confrontation eventually became physical and theu both ended up fighting on the floor. One man got up and walked away but the other was left needing medical attention for a broken ankle.
He was taken to hospital by ambulance and underwent surgery for the injury.
Investigating DC Paul Cudby said: “This incident just goes to show how quickly a verbal altercation can get out of hand.
“This man was left with a broken ankle and in severe pain after the incident. I would like to speak to the man in the CCTV images I believe he was in the area at the time and may have witnessed the incident.”
If you have any information about this incident you can call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 citing reference 152 of 19/12/2016.