Feb 8 2013 by Hannah Bewley, Harrow Observer
ctv attack on tube guard
A MEMBER of staff was assaulted by two men at Willeseden Junction railway station.
Officers from British Transport Police are investigating the attack at Willesden Junction station on Saturday, January 12, and have released this CCTV picture of a man who they believe may have vital information about what happened.
A 25-year-old security guard who was manning a ticket barrier was punched in the head and kicked several times by two men after challenging one of them for trying to exit without a ticket.
DC Graeme Knox, leading the investigation, said: “At 6.20pm, a security guard was doing his duties on the gateline when two men approached the wide gate to leave the station. One used his Oyster card to open the gate, while the second man walked through closely behind his friend.
“The member of staff, a 25-year-old man from East London, pointed out to him he needed to use his own ticket and warned him he could receive a penalty fare if he did not.
“At this point, the two men got aggressive and pushed the victim against a wall. When he got away from them and threatened to call the police, one man spat in his face. He was then punched in the head and kicked several times by both men as he dropped to the floor.”
The victim was left with several cuts and bruises.
Both men, who are believed to have taken a train from Richmond to Willesden Junction, left the station shortly afterwards.
Officers are particularly keen to speak to the man pictured in this CCTV image as they believe he could have vital information.
■ Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40, quoting background log B5/LNA of 22/01/13.