– Detective Constable Carl Wayte, investigating officer
“The victim, a 14-year-old boy from Newham, accidentally stood on a man’s foot on a 103 bus.
When the bus stopped, the man followed the schoolboy into Dagenham East station and punched him in the head.
The boy fell to the ground and was left unconscious, suffering bruising and a cut to his face.
This was a shocking and callous assault that left the young victim needing hospital treatment.
I’m urging anyone who recognises the man pictured, or has any information that could assist officers with the investigation, to please contact us.”
British Transport Police are appealing for the public’s help after a teenage boy was left unconscious following an assault.
The incident happened at around 4.50pm on Wednesday, 12 February at Dagenham East Underground station.
The 14-year-old victim, whose family are too afraid to name him, reportedly stepped on the man’s foot accidentally on a bus while joking around with a friend after school.
Despite receiving an apology the man followed the boy and confronted him before punching him in the head. The teenager fell to the ground and was unconscious on the platform at Dagenham East station for 20 minutes.
Anyone with information is asked contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting incident reference LUA/B6 of 18/02/14.
Alternatively call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.