Member of staff attacked after man told he couldn't take bike on train
British Transport Police (BTP) detectives want to speak to the man pictured below after a member of rail staff was assaulted at Clapham Junction station.
The incident happened on Wednesday 13 May, at 4.10pm.
Detective Constable Denis Mahoney said,“A man boarded the 4.15pm train to Highbury & Islington with his bicycle.
“He was approached by a member of staff who informed him he could not travel with his bike on the train at peak times.
“After the man protested about this, it was agreed he could travel with his bike if he moved to the rear of the train.”
He started to wheel his cycle through the train, and was asked to walk along the platform instead.
At this point he became aggressive with the member of staff, attacking him, before fleeing the scene and cycling to Wandsworth Road station.
DC Mahoney said: “The victim was punched in the head. He sustained several cuts, including one above his eye which required stitches.
“I would like to reassure the public this type of incident is rare, with figures showing just one incident of violent crime per million passengers on trains at Clapham Junction.
“However, that does not change the fact that this was a disgraceful assault on a member of staff who was just trying to do his job.
“We have spoken to witnesses to the incident and placed posters at Clapham Junction station.
“Today, we are issuing two images of a man who I believe can assist with our enquiries."
Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference SSUB/B12 of 29/05/2015. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.