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CCTV image released after brutal attack on train

PUBLISHED: 12:01 06 December 2018 | UPDATED: 12:01 06 December 2018

Police want to speak to this man in connection with the assault on a train heading to Colchester Picture: BTP

Police want to speak to this man in connection with the assault on a train heading to Colchester Picture: BTP

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Police believe that the man in this CCTV image may have information about a vicious attack on a train that was headed for Colchester.

A man was taken to hospital after the assault, which left him unconscious.

The man, who is in his 50s, was attacked while on a train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester.

He was waiting for the toilet when he was punched in the head by another passenger.

He fell to the ground, where the attacker then stomped on his head.

As a result of the attack, the victim was left unconscious and required and overnight stay in hospital.

He sustained a number of bruises to his head, legs and arms.

The assault happened onboard a Greater Anglia service which had just departed Liverpool Street station.

Officers from the British Transport Police (BTP) believe the man shown in this CCTV image may have information which could help them investigate the incident.

They are asking anyone with information about the attack to contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 31 of 10/11/2018.

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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