Pursue a man who pushed a passenger onto subway tracks in a series of attacks
POLICE are hunting a man who pushed a passenger onto Tube tracks in a series of attacks – warning the public to stay away from the suspect.
British Transport Police are desperately trying to identify the man responsible for three attacks on the London Underground on Thursday.
The horror first unfolded on the busy Baker Street platform shortly before midday when a passenger was attacked.
Shortly afterwards, a second person was sent flying onto the tracks at Finchley Road station – luckily avoiding any oncoming trains.
A third victim has now come forward to say he was also attacked by the same man who fled the scene on a train from Finchley Road.
Fortunately, none of the victims were seriously injured, but the man is still on the run.
British Transport Police issued an appeal for help last night – warning members of the public not to approach the suspect.
Chief Inspector Paul Langley said: “Please do not go near them.”
New CCTV images released by police clearly show the man dressed in all black and wearing a hat.
He is known to frequent the area with duct tape on his leg.
It is not believed that any of the parties involved knew each other.
Detective Chief Inspector Langley added: “Our investigation continues apace and there will be a high visibility officer presence in the area throughout the weekend to provide reassurance to the traveling public.”
“We now believe the man is responsible for a third attack since yesterday and today we are releasing even clearer images of a man we would urgently like to trace in relation to these incidents.”
“We also know he wore a distinctive hat with markings on the back.
“If you see anyone matching this image, please contact the police urgently by calling 999 quoting 517 from 27/10/22.”
If you recognize him, please contact the police on 61016 or 0800 40 50 40.
Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously.