A TICKET inspector has been stabbed on a C2C train at East Tilbury.
The attack happened on the 20:20 Southend Victoria to London Fenchurch Street service last night (Friday).
BTP said the inspector had asked two men without tickets, aged about 18, to leave the train. They got off, but one returned and stabbed him in the back.
The inspector was said to be in a comfortable condition in hospital.
Officers are now looking through CCTV images and are appealing to any passengers on the train who witnessed anything to contact them.
One of the suspects wore a black hooded top and the second a grey flat cap and grey top.
The police force said there had been four ticket inspectors on the service at the time of the stabbing and that they worked in pairs.