BY JAMES TWOMEY
Police are on the lookout for a man who pushed another man on to the tracks of a Tube station in a random attack.
British Transport Police (BTP) have released CCTV footage of the moment a man walked up to a complete stranger at Stockwell Tube station, punched him and pushed him on to the tracks.
The attack took place at 2.30am on June 30. The suspect in the footage remains unidentified.
The victim, aged in his 50s, was punched and pushed on to the tracks following a brief conversation with the man.
The man then left the area and the victim was helped back on to the platform by a passer-by.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Zoe Wornham, of BTP, said: “This was an extremely serious incident and it is vitally important we identify the man in this footage.
“Very fortunately, there were no trains approaching the station at the time the victim was pushed onto the tracks; if there were this incident could have ended in tragedy.
“If you have any information which could help us investigate contact BTP by texting 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 and quoting reference number 72 of 30/06/19.
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
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