A ticket inspector was assaulted by a train passenger who refused to present a ticket.

The revenue officer was left with a cut to the head and a fractured shoulder after he asked a man on a train at Goodmayes Underground station for his ticket as part of a routine check.

The man refused to present a ticket or give details for a penalty fare. He became agitated, stood up and pushed the revenue officer.

He left the train at Goodmayes Underground station where he then assaulted the revenue officer, causing the injuries - British Transport Police said.

The incident happened on Thursday, August 22, shortly after 6.45pm on the train from Gidea Park to London.

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British Transport Police believe the man in the images may have information which could help their investigation.

If you recognise him, or witnessed what happened, you can contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 505 of 22/08/2019

Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.