British Transport Police have launched an investigation after a member of rail staff was punched in the face on the 2.53pm Victoria to Ramsgate train on Monday, February 18th.
Officers have released this CCTV image of a man they want to speak to after the incident, which took place around 4.30pm.
Det Const Bob Gee said: “A man got on at Faversham station and approached the ticket inspector to purchase a ticket to Herne Bay.
“The man became irate after his card was declined at the first attempt to take payment. When the payment went through on the second try, unprovoked, the man suddenly became violent, and punched the ticket inspector in the face, leaving him with a cracked cheekbone.
“This was an unprovoked attack on a man who was simply trying to do his job. As a result of being punched, he is currently receiving treatment, including facial surgery, for his injuries.
“If you recognise the man pictured, if you saw the incident take place, or if you are the man himself, we urge you to come forward and speak to us.”
Anyone with information is asked to call 0800 405040 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.