Hunt for couple who racially abused Dagenham station worker

British Transport Police would like to speak to these people

British Transport Police would like to speak to these people - Credit: BTP

A Dagenham railway worker was assaulted and racially abused at an Essex station.

The 48-year-old was working at Leigh-on-Sea station on Sunday, July 5 when a man and woman walked into the ticket hall at around 4pm.

The man forced his way through the manual gate by the barriers but the woman was stopped by a member of station staff.

This led to a fracas in which the c2c worker was left with cuts and bruises and subjected to racial abuse before the couple left the station.

She did not require treatment for her injuries.

Now British Transport Police have issued images of two people they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

Sgt Fiona Robertson said: “This was a nasty incident in which a member of station staff was attacked and racially abused just for doing her job.

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“All rail staff should be able to come to work without fearing violence or intimidation of any kind and we are doing all we can to catch those responsible for this incident.”

Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police on 0800 405050 or text 61016, quoting reference E/B12 of 06/08/2015.

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