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Man in hospital after assault on train at Hornchurch station

PUBLISHED: 08:48 04 July 2018 | UPDATED: 08:48 04 July 2018

Hornchurch station. Picture: Google Maps

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A man has been taken to hospital after he was assaulted on a train last night.

British Transport Police (BTP) officers and Met police were called to Hornchurch station just before 7pm on Tuesday, July 3, following a report of an assault on board a train.

It appeared that a man sustained injuries after he was kicked and punched multiple times.

His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The victim was airlifted to hospital where he is receiving treatment.

In connection with the incident, a 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and grievous bodily harm.

He is in custody as enquiries continue.

Anyone who witnessed what happened is asked to contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40, quoting reference 545 of 03/07/2018.

Alternatively, ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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