Appeal after passenger spots handgun in man’s waistband on train to Barking

Police would like to speak to this man Picture: BTP

Police would like to speak to this man Picture: BTP - Credit: BTP

Police are investigating after a man showed a fellow passenger a gun on a train towards Barking.

The incident happened between 11.13pm and 11.48pm on Tuesday, April 17, between Laindon and Barking.

It is unknown whether the weapon, which looked like a handgun, was real or an imitation.

Officers have released an image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

Drinking from a vodka bottle, he left the c2c train at Barking before boarding the District line.


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Anyone who recognises the man or has any other information about this incident, please text 61016 or call 0800 40 50 40 quoting 327 of April 20, 2018.

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