WANTED: Woman who punched ticket inspector in head on Lewisham train after being asked to move dog (From News Shopper)
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WANTED: Woman who punched ticket inspector in head on Lewisham train after being asked to move dog
A TICKET inspector was knocked to the ground and punched in the head after asking a passenger to remove her dog from a seat near Lewisham station.
British Transport Police (BTP) officers are now appealing for the public to help them identify a woman who they believe was involved in the attack.
The incident happened on a train travelling between Lewisham and Bank DLR stations at 6.50pm on September 25 this year.
The victim, a DLR inspector, was pushed to the floor and repeatedly punched in the head and shoulders.
He had initially asked a man and a woman to remove their dog from the seat before requesting the woman also take her feet off the seat to allow other passengers to sit down.
The pair then failed to produce tickets and were asked to leave the train at Elverson Road station when the attack ensued.
BTP officers say the woman has dark hair and was wearing a blue checked shirt with a zip up, black jacket.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Steve Ajayi said: “This was an intimidating and unprovoked assault on a member of staff who was simply trying to carry out his job.
If you recognise the woman pictured, or have any information that could help our investigation, then please get in touch.”
Call BTT on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting background B5/LUA of 28/10/13 or call Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111.