Knuckle duster attacker punches man at Ascot stationBy Becky Barnes
August 24, 2012
An attacker brandishing a knuckle duster punched a man in the face after he refused to hand over his wallet at Ascot station.
The 29-year-old victim was taken to hospital for treatment as a result of the attack at around 11pm on Tuesday, July 10.
Investigating officer Det Con Oliver Gilbert said the man was approached on the stairs leading up to the platforms by a man believed to part of a group of between eight and nine men seen outside the station.
British Transport Police have released a CCTV image of a 'distinctive' looking man they would like to speak to in connection with this incident.
DC Gilbert said: "The man we are seeking to identify is quite distinctive in appearance. He is white, in his early 20s and has dreadlocks or matted hair, possibly with beads in. He also has a ‘goatee’ style beard and speaks with an Australian or South African accent and I am confident someone will know who he is.
"If you know who the man is, or his whereabouts, or have any information in relation to the incident, then please get in touch."
Anyone with information call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 quoting B5/LSA of 24/08/12 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.