Supervisor at Northfields Tube Station Assaulted

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British Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for the public’s help after a member of Tube staff was assaulted.

The incident happened around 10.45pm on Sunday, 7 July at Northfields London Underground (LU) station.

PC Neil Lane, the investigating officer, said: “Two men got off a westbound Piccadilly line train and tried to force open the locked luggage gate.

“When the station supervisor asked them to stop, one of the men pushed him before grabbing him around the throat and pinning him against the wall.

“Meanwhile, the second man followed another member of staff into the office and stopped her from calling police.

“When the supervisor managed to break free to go and help his colleague, he was hit around the head.

“The staff managed to lock themselves in the office and called police, while the two men jumped over the barriers and left the station.”

Officers have followed several lines of enquiry into the incident, and have obtained images of two men they believe have key information about what took place.

PC Lane said: “Tube staff should not have to endure abuse or violence for simply carrying out their job and we will do everything we can to bring offenders to justice.

“If you recognise these men, or have any information that could help our investigation, please contact us.”

Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference B4/LUA of 04/09/13 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


4th September 2013