Tube Worker Stabbed In Face

23 January 2015, 19:07 | Updated: 26 January 2015, 19:08

tube train going through station

A man's appeared in court after a Tube worker was stabbed in the face at Lancaster Gate station.

The customer service assistant was attacked in the ticket hall at 10.40am onn Friday 23 January 2015 and had to go to hospital.

The station had to be closed for a while for an investigation to be carried out.

Ansar Mahmood, 40, of no fixed abode, was charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent and threatening a person with a bladed article.

He appeared before magistrates and was remanded in custody to appear at Blackfriars Crown Court on Wednesday 4 February.

Nick Brown, London Underground's Chief Operating Officer, said after the attack: "Our staff should be allowed to carry out their daily work duties without fear of attack from the public."

The RMT union's General Secretary Mick Cash said: "Once again Boris Johnson is sent a reminder of just how vulnerable staff and passengers are on London's underground network as he seeks to bulldoze through yet more finance-led cuts."