Man Attacks Good Samaritan On Luton Train
1 July 2015, 06:00
A man has attacked a Good Samaritan who woke him in Luton so he didn't miss his train stop.
The passenger reacted angrily and repeatedly punched the 38 year old man before throwing him off the train onto the platform in the station.
The man was left with multiple injuries.
Now British Transport Police (BTP) have issued a CCTV image of the thug.
Officers hope someone will recognise the man who was wearing a baseball cap from from the photo.
The attack took place on a train travelling between St Albans in Herts and Luton Airport Parkway in Beds in the early hours of Wednesday, 17 June.
Sergeant Stephen Bartlett said: "The victim was travelling on his own on a Bedford-bound train in the early hours of the morning.
"As the train arrived at St Albans, he noticed another man sleeping close by. Fearing the man was going to miss his stop, he woke him. The man reacted angrily resulting in the victim moving to another carriage.
"Shortly before the train arrived at Luton Airport Parkway, the aggressive man located the victim and began violently assaulting him. He punched him repeatedly before throwing him from the train onto the platform in the station."
Rail staff at Luton Airport Parkway called police and the victim was taken to hospital for treatment to a broken and cut nose, swelling to the head and bruising. The attacker is believed to have left the train at Bedford.
Sgt Bartlett added: "Who is the man in the cap? That's the question we need the public's help to answer."
"This was a violent and sustained assault and we are doing all we can to catch the person responsible," he added.