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Man has jaw broken in fight over last train carriage seat

The incident happened on a packed London Underground train.

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BRITISH TRANSPORT POLICE (BTP) are appealing for witnesses to an attack on a London Underground train which saw a man have his jaw broken in a fight over the last seat in a carriage.

The incident happened on 29 June at around 6.30am at Canning Town station on a westbound Jubilee Line Tube service.

The scuffle broke out over the last remaining empty seat in the carriage, with the victim, a 30-year-old man from Forest Gate in East London sustaining a broken jaw.

It’s understood that the hostilities broke out when the man placed his bag on the empty seat thus incensing his attacker.

A 43-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of inflicting grievous bodily harm (GBH) and was subsequently released on police bail.

canning Source: Mike Knell

“I am keen to speak to anyone who was on board this service and who may have witnessed the incident,” said investigating officer for BTP DC Michael Blackburn in a statement.

The victim suffered a nasty injury and I urge anyone to come forward if they have any information which could help in the investigation.

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