Men assault 28-year-old on train at Edmonton Green Station

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A man has been hospitalised after a group of men attacked him on a train at Edmonton Green station.

Horrified passengers watched as the men descended on the 28-year-old victim, who was taken to hospital suffering from head injuries.

The attack took place on the train from London Liverpool Street to Enfield Town yesterday at 6.15pm.

Two windows on the train were smashed with baseball bats and poles, and the train was taken out of service.

A 23-year-old man from Mile End was arrested at the scene on suspicion of criminal damage and causing grievous bodily harm.  He is currently in custody helping detectives with enquiries.

A British Transport Police spokesman appealed for information about two men believed to have made off from the scene across the tracks,

Onlookers posted accounts on social media site Twitter last night with many stating that the man had been stabbed.

@i_i_ishmail wrote on Twitter: “So someone gets stabbed on my train. Gangfight breaks out & ends up on the tracks with bats n all sorts. Oh I love thee #EdmontonGreen”.

@nataliegrainger: "stabbing at Edmonton Green on the train, gang running up the track with bats and all sorts. Trains being turned around."

Kayleigh Jade tweeted that passengers were locked on the train during the incident, causing “crushing, mass panic and hysteria”.

Chief Superintendent Paul Brogden also went on Twitter. He said: “This was a highly unusual incident and not a random attack. It appears a dispute on the train escalated when others were contacted by phone and met this train at Edmonton Green.

“My team of detectives will be carrying out a full investigation, including viewing CCTV from the train, station and surrounding area to determine exactly what took place.  We have also stepped up patrols in the area to reassure the local community.”

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1:19pm Wed 22 Jan 14

cpmorrison82 says...

Very sad times for Enfield currently. How the Borough has changed over the last two decades.
Very sad times for Enfield currently. How the Borough has changed over the last two decades. cpmorrison82
  • Score: 6

5:12pm Wed 22 Jan 14

dons24pelliparclose says...

cpmorrison82 wrote:
Very sad times for Enfield currently. How the Borough has changed over the last two decades.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact BTP on Freefone 0800 40 50 40 quoting incident reference 457 of 21/01/14.
[quote][p][bold]cpmorrison82[/bold] wrote: Very sad times for Enfield currently. How the Borough has changed over the last two decades.[/p][/quote]Anyone with any information is asked to contact BTP on Freefone 0800 40 50 40 quoting incident reference 457 of 21/01/14. dons24pelliparclose
  • Score: 2

8:51pm Wed 22 Jan 14

ponderman says...

Shame that them and all the other 'gangstas' did not end up under the train so the rest of us can have some peace.
Shame that them and all the other 'gangstas' did not end up under the train so the rest of us can have some peace. ponderman
  • Score: 12

10:14am Thu 23 Jan 14

cpmorrison82 says...

Indeed ponderman. Wishful thinking. Utter scum who are drains on an already crumbling society.
Indeed ponderman. Wishful thinking. Utter scum who are drains on an already crumbling society. cpmorrison82
  • Score: 6

9:48pm Thu 23 Jan 14

JohnPiper says...

Edmonton Green is the armpit of London. Full of the low-life dregs of society.
Edmonton Green is the armpit of London. Full of the low-life dregs of society. JohnPiper
  • Score: 2

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