Police hunt men following threats on DLR staff

By Rob Virtue on February 27, 2013 1:45 PM |


Appeals have been launched for information to find four men who have attacked or threatened staff working on the DLR in recent months.

Incidents have taken place at Limehouse, Lewisham, Canning Town and Devons Road between October and December.


The first incident saw a man throw homophobic abuse at a member of staff at Canning Town station.

It took place back on October 1 at around 12.40pm.

The suspect is pictured on the left.

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The second attack (pictured right) took place at Lewisham DLR station on November 21.

It saw a suspect threaten a member of staff at around 11.35pm.


The third incident was on December 15 at around 8.15pm.

The suspect (pictured left) is believed to have threatened a member of staff at Devons Road station.


A few days later, on December 20, a man tried to spit at a member of staff at Limehouse DLR station.

The attack happened at 3.40pm.

The suspect is seen right.

Detective Inspector Jim Chamberlain of the British Transport Police said: "Officers investigating each of these cases have carried out a number of enquiries to try and establish the identity of these eight people, including speaking to witnesses and circulating images on police intelligence systems, but to no avail so far.

"We're now asking for help from the public to identify them. If you know any of these eight people and can tell us who they are, we want to hear from you."

Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40 quoting B7 LUA of 27/02/13. Alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.