Police hunt thug after man punched in face in 'unprovoked and violent' attack at Finsbury Park station

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Police are hunting a thug after a man was punched in the face in an “unprovoked and violent” attack at a busy north London station.

A 28-year-old man was walking down the spiral staircase at Finsbury Park when he was suddenly attacked.

He moved out of the way of a man walking in the opposite direction but as they passed, the man walking towards him punched him in the face.

This made the victim fall down the stairs and he landed hard, causing bruising and swelling to his neck and jaw, police said.

His phone was also broken as a result of the fall.

PC Michael Hoare, from British Transport Police, said: “This was a completely unprovoked and violent attack. The victim fell down several steps following the offender’s bewildering actions – it is important he is identified.

“As part of our investigation we are now releasing CCTV images in relation to this incident. If you have any information which could help us investigate, then please get in touch.

“Your information could prove vital to our enquiries.”

Officers have now released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to after the incident on Monday, May 15.

Anyone with any information should contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 404 of 15/05/17.

Alternatively, pass information anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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