The 14-year-old was followed after he got off a bus and attacked at a Tube station in east London.
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A man is fighting for life today after being attacked in the street in Dagenham.
– 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.
Police are trying to find a 15-year-old girl who went missing in Dagenham three weeks ago. There have been reported sightings of Simona Stefan around the Edgware Road, Marble Arch and Paddington areas.
Simona is described as Romanian and about 5ft with long black hair down to her waist. Anyone with information is asked to contact Barking and Dagenham Missing Persons Unit on 020 8217 7963 or 101.
Police are asking any witnesses, or anyone who may have information about the attack on the 13-year-old girl to contact them. The victim was raped at around 9pm on Saturday, 30 November.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information following a sex attack on a 13-year-old girl in Eleanor Gardens, Dagenham.
Police say the victim was walking home at 9pm on Saturday night when she was grabbed from behind. She was dragged onto a grassed area in Eleanor gardens and raped.
The victim believes she was followed before she was attacked. Police are searching for a tall, slim white man with stubble or facial hair.
A 13-year-old girl has been raped while walking home in Dagenham in east London.
The victim was grabbed from behind and dragged onto a grassed area in Eleanor Gardens. She was then raped. Before the attack, the girl says she was being followed.
The suspect is described as a tall, slim white man with stubble.
Twelve fire engines are attending a fire at a scrap metal yard on Chequers Lane in Dagenham.
Around 1500 tonnes of scrap metal in the open air is alight. The Brigade was called at 1519.The cause of the fire is not known at this stage
Two young men have been killed and another badly injured in a car crash in Dagenham last night
Local people say it happened on a stretch of road that is notorious for accidents.Now they're making a fresh appeal for better traffic control measures.
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