Woman sought over sustained attack on DLR worker

By Rob Virtue on October 29, 2013 10:38 AM |

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British Transport Police have released CCTV images of a woman suspected of assaulting a Docklands Light Railway inspector.

The incident took place on a train between Lewisham and Bank at 6.50pm on Wednesday, September 25. and saw the worker punched repeatedly in the head.

He had asked the woman and a male companion to remove their dog from the seats. He also asked the woman to take her feet off the seats.

He then asked them to leave the train at Elverson Road station as they had no tickets.

In response, the woman tripped the inspector over before punching him in the head and shoulder.

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British Transport Police's DC Steve Ajayi said: "This was an intimidating and unprovoked assault on a member of staff who was simply trying to carry out his job.

"We don't tolerate behaviour and abuse such as this towards rail staff and will do everything we can to bring offenders to justice.

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If you recognise the woman contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting background B5/LUA of 28/10/13.

Information can also be given Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.