Fare dodger spat at man and knocked out his teeth in Tube station attack

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Published Jan 30, 2024, 11:40am|Updated Jan 30, 2024, 5:45pm

A fare-hopper is wanted by British Transport Police after he allegedly spat on a man and punched him.

At around 1.30pm on December 19, the victim had been exiting Barking underground station when he confronted the man about not paying.

Police said: ‘The victim was then confronted by the man, who spat at him before striking him in the face, causing the victim to lose some of his teeth.’

CCTV images have been released of the man wanted in relation to the crime, and anyone who recognises him has been asked to contact police.

Just days ago, a video emerged of passengers screaming as a mass fight broke out on a tube service.

The video, which has since gone viral on Twitter, shows four men throwing punches and repeatedly kicking another man through open train doors.

On X, British Transport Police confirmed it is aware of the incident and enquiries are ongoing.

In November, BTP launched a manhunt after a woman who tried to break up an argument was nearly pushed in front of a Tube train.

The woman saw her attacker arguing with an elderly man at Leicester Square station on November 6.

The man, wearing a puffer jacket, then turned on her, grabbing her arms and dragging her towards the tracks.

There was a struggle and she managed to escape from him, but he grabbed her again and pushed her as a train arrived at around 3.30pm.

Two witnesses intervened and managed to pull the woman away from the suspect who got onto the train.

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