A man was reportedly spat at and punched in the face at a train station, causing him to lose teeth, which has prompted police to release a CCTV image.

British Transport Police (BTP) yesterday (January 29) said that at around 1.30pm on December 19 in 2023, a man was assaulted while leaving Barking underground station.

The man, who saw another man exit through the ticket gates behind someone without paying, was confronted by him and assaulted, BTP said.

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Police believe the man in the CCTV image may have information that could help their investigation.

He is pictured wearing a black cap, jacket and gloves, as well as light blue jeans.

Anyone who recognises him has been asked to contact BTP by texting 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40, quoting reference 674 of 19/12/2024.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.