Officers from British Transport Police are appealing for the public’s help after a member of rail staff was assaulted at Leeds railway station.
Investigators have released an image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident, which took place just after 5pm on Saturday May 15.
PC Omid Aslanbeigi, the investigating officer, said: “The victim, a 22-year-old member of station staff from Leeds was checking tickets at the barrier when a man attempted to pass through with an out of date ticket. When he challenged the man he was grabbed and punched in the face, causing him to fall to the floor.
“The victim was left with bruising to his face. Rail staff should not have to endure abuse or violence in this way for simply carrying out their job. This was completely unacceptable and deplorable behaviour.
Officers have carried out several lines of enquiry and are calling on the public to help identify the man pictured.
PC Aslanbeigi added, “If you recognise this man, or have any information that could help our investigation, please contact us.”
Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 405040, or text 61016, quoting reference PSUB/B6 of 21/05/2014 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.