Thug Attacks Man Who Challenged Him For Not Paying Tube Fare

4 April 2017, 12:26 | Updated: 4 April 2017, 12:33

Queensway Suspect

Police want to find this man after a violent confrontation at Queensway Tube station - that alll started when one man tried to avoid paying his fare.

The incident happened on March 20 at 5.25pm.
The victim was going through the ticket barrier at 5.25pm on 20th March when a man barged into him. The man was trying to escape the barriers without paying for his travel.

The plucky victim challenged him, confronting the man about his behaviour.

In response, the man beat him badly - leaving the victim with a black eye, swelling to his face and a severe laceration to the top of his head that left him needing seven stitches.

A woman was travelling with the suspect at the time. They quickly left the station and turned right onto Bayswater Road before officers arrived.

Investigating officer PC Eric Enang said: "The victim has suffered some very severe injuries. I would like to speak to the man in the CCTV image as I believe he will have vital information that will help us with the investigation."

Anyone with any information should contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 citing reference 284 31/03/2017.