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3 May 2012, 06:00
British Transport Police are investigating after a teen was assaulted and robbed in an alleyway at Southend East rail station
They have released a CCTV image of two men they would like to speak to in connection with the incident, which took place in the early hours of Thursday, 26 April.
Detective Constable Michael Bute, the investigating officer, said: 'Around 1.30am, the victim, an 18-year-old chef from Southend, was travelling on the last c2c service from Fenchurch Street to Shoeburyness.
'Two men, who had boarded the train at Southend Central station, left the train at the same time as the victim when the service called at Southend East.
'As the victim was leaving the station, the two men suddenly attacked him in an alleyway.
'After the attack, they stole his iPod, headphones and bank card.'
The two men disguised themselves before the attack by putting up their hoods, covering their faces.
DC Bute added: 'The victim was punched in the face and forced to hand over his property and during the ordeal he sustained a nasty facial injury.
'There is little doubt that this was an extremely frightening incident - this type of crime is completely unacceptable and has no place on the rail network.'
The police would like to speak to them in CCTV images as they believe they will have key information about this attack.
Anyone with information is asked to call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40.