ASLEF and Police appeal for information after attack on driver

04 February 2019

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers' union, has asked witnesses to come forward after a Tube driver was assaulted on the Jubilee line.


'This was a vicious attack on one of our members who was doing his job as a train operator on London Underground, providing a public service and helping passengers get around the capital.


'This man needs to be brought to justice and I would ask anyone with any information to contact the police as soon as possible.'


British Transport Police has released pictures and CCTV footage after the Tube driver was attacked with a bottle on board a Jubilee line train at Kilburn station.


The BTP says: 'The incident happened at 10.40pm on Tuesday 29 January. A man is reported to have threatened to shoot the driver after he was told to leave the train. No firearm was seen. The man then forcibly entered the driver’s cab and hit the victim on the head with a bottle. The suspect left the station, boarded another Jubilee train at a different location and travelled southbound. The victim suffered a cut to the rear of his head.


'Officers believe the man shown in these CCTV images may have information which could help their investigation. Anyone who recognises the man, or who has more information about the incident, is asked to contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40, quoting reference number 615 of 29/01/19.


'Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.'


Visit the British Transport Police website for more details.

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