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Man attacked in front of children at Grays railway station

BRITISH Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for witnesses after a father was beaten by two men in front of his son and daughter at Grays station.

The incident took place on Friday, 8 March as the 38-year-old victim from north-west London was waiting at the station around 5.45pm with his 10-year-old son and 18-year-old daughter.

PC Simon Tatham, the investigating officer, said: “The victim was standing in the booking office with his son and daughter when he believed he overheard two men insulting him. When he approached the pair, he was suddenly and violently attacked and then punched around the head and face about five times.

“Station and security staff quickly intervened and pulled the two men off the victim, before they made off with his phone and wallet.”

Officers have carried out a number of enquiries into the incident including speaking to witnesses and reviewing CCTV.

PC Tatham added: “The victim did not sustain any visible injuries. However it must have been a terrifying ordeal for his son and daughter who had to witness their father being attacked.

“This type of violent attack is rare on the rail network and, although enquiries are ongoing, I’d urge anyone who has any information, or who witnessed this cruel attack, to come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 quoting B7/LNA of 26/03/2013. Information can also be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


  1. It’s ominous when descriptions get left out. On a more general note thank god violent crime in Thurrock is virtually non existent.


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