BTP officer assaulted while assisting injured member of public

A British Transport Police officer was taken to hospital with severe injuries after being attacked while providing emergency medical treatment to a member of the public.

Jul 13, 2021
By Tony Thompson

Just after 11pm on Sunday July 11, the officer was tending to a medical emergency after a man had fallen down an escalator at Camden Town Underground station.

The officer was approached by two men who punched him and struck him around the head. He was treated in hospital for fractures to his face and serious injuries to his shoulder and upper body.

Detective Inspector Gary Pinner said: “This violent attack took place while one of our officers was helping a member of the public in need. As a result, he has suffered severe injuries. No officer should be subject to this while doing their job to keep passengers safe across the network.

“Violent and abusive behaviour of any kind will not be tolerated on the railway, whether directed towards the public, rail staff or our officers.”

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