Thugs in England shirts fracture officer’s face as he provided first aid on Tube

Two thugs launched an attack on a police officer as he tried to tend to a man who was injured on the tube.

The British Transport Officer was offering first aid to the man, who had fallen down an escalator, and was attending to the medical emergency.

Just after 11pm on Sunday, July 11, two thugs then approached the officer and punched him around the head.

They struck him and left the cop with serious injuries to his shoulder, upper body and fractured his face.

Following the horrific incident, British Transport Police (BTP) have launched an appeal and released CCTV images of two men they believe could help with their investigation.

One of the men was wearing a red England shirt in the footage, an hour after the devastating Euro 2020 loss.

The force, who are investigating the serious assault, say the attack took place at Camden Town Underground station.

They are also urging witnesses who may have information to come forward to help.

BTP have released a statement detailing how no officer should be violently attacked while carrying out their work.

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Their duties help keep passengers safe across the London Underground network.

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.”

If you recognise them or have any information, please contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 631 of 11/07/21.

Alternatively, you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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