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Underground assault leaves victim with hearing loss

A Tube passenger temporarily lost his hearing after being assaulted at Hammersmith Underground station. The attack happened around 6:20pm on Wednesday, 4 September in the ticket hall. Police have released images of a man they want to speak to.

CCTV from Hammersmith London Underground station Credit: British Transport Police

Detective Constable Eloise Lock said: "The 43-year-old victim was queuing up behind a man at the ticket office. The man wasn’t paying attention, so when the window became free, the victim gently tapped him on the shoulder.

"The man reacted aggressively before hitting the victim around the left hand side of his face, causing him to fall to the floor."

CCTV from Hammersmith London Underground station Credit: British Transport Police

Anyone with information can call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016.