Men wanted after fight spills out onto Tilbury Town platform

BRITISH Transport Police (BTP) officers have released CCTV images of two men they want to trace after a passenger was assaulted on the railway in Essex.

The incident – on Friday, 20 March – began on board a London Fenchurch Street to Southend Central train and spilled onto the platform at Tilbury Town station.

PC Nicole Kelly, investigating, said: “A 24-year-old man, from Tilbury, boarded the train at Grays. During the journey he was approached by two men as he stood in the carriage. An argument ensued.

“Fearing for his safety, the man got off the train at Tilbury Town but was followed by the pair who then assaulted him on the platform. The attackers then got back on the train.”

The victim was seen to by ambulance staff and required stitches for a cut to his lip. BTP officers intercepted the train further down the line and conducted a full search but no one matching the suspects’ descriptions was found.

Officers have been pursuing several lines of enquiry, including reviewing CCTV footage from the train and various stations.

PC Kelly added: “We are now asking for the public’s help in tracing the two men pictured. We believe they have crucial information about what happened. If you know who they are, or witnessed the incident and are yet to come forward to police, please get in touch with BTP.

“This was a nasty and seemingly unprovoked assault which left the victim requiring hospital treatment. All passengers have the right to use the rail network without the fear of violence.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference E/B7 of 28/05/2015. Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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