Do you know this man? Commuter headbutted at Ilford station
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Police are hunting a man who told a commuter he had a knife before headbutting him at Ilford railway station.
The unprovoked attack put the 46-year-old victim in hospital with injuries to his face.
British Transport Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to about the assault which happened at 6.45pm on March 16.
Detective Constable Michael Hatcher, who is leading the investigation, said: “The victim was standing on his own waiting for a train on platform three when a man approached him and began shouting at him.
“He claimed to have a knife and then grabbed the victim and headbutted him in the face.”
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Detectives have been interviewing witnesses and analysing hours of CCTV footage from railway and council cameras since the attack.
Det Con Hatcher said: “We urgently want to speak to the man pictured as we believe he has key information about what took place.”
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Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting background B8 of 11/04/201414.
Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.