Youth breaks railway worker’s nose

Posted On 06 Oct 2021 at 4:18 pm

A railway worker was punched twice in the face by a boy he was trying to help with travel directions at Brighton Station, leaving him with a broken nose.

British Transport Police today launched an appeal for witnesses to the assault, which happened 5.05pm on Tuesday, 24 August.

The member of rail staff was called to the platform to assist two young people. After speaking to them and giving them travel information, the youths moved away to another platform.

He approached them again and asked where they were travelling to, when one of the youths punched him twice in the face and knocked him down to the floor.

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The victim went to hospital, suffering a broken nose and bruising.

The young man is described as white, with dark brown hair and of slim build. He was wearing a white and grey hooded jacket, with grey trousers, trainers, and a dark coloured bag.

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident to assist their enquiries.

Witnesses, or anyone with information, can contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 438 of 24/08/21.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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