Boy Punched For Stepping On Man's Toe

British Transport Police detectives are appealing for the public’s help after a 14-year-old boy was left unconscious following an assault.

The incident happened at around 4.50pm on Wednesday, 12 February at Dagenham East tube station.

Detective Constable Carl Wayte, the investigating officer, said: “The victim, a 14-year-old boy from Newham, accidentally stood on a man’s foot on a 103 bus.

“When the bus stopped, the man followed the schoolboy into Dagenham East station and punched him in the head.

“The boy fell to the ground and was left unconscious, suffering bruising and a cut to his face.”

Investigators have carried out several lines of enquiries, including viewing CCTV footage from in and around the station. Officers are now calling on the public to help identify the man pictured; who they believe has key information about what took place.

DC Wayte said: “This was a shocking and callous assault that left the young victim needing hospital treatment.

“I’m urging anyone who recognises the man pictured, or has any information that could assist officers with the investigation, to please contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked contact British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40. Alternatively call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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