Station hammer attack – two hurt
TWO men needed hospital treatment after a hammer attack at Stratford station in east London during the morning rush-hour.
British Transport Police officers were called in over an assault shortly before 6am yesterday.
A witness claimed on Twitter that one man was struck over the head with a hammer after being refused a cigarette.
Another described hearing screaming before police officers arrived.
In a statement, BTP said one victim suffered “a laceration to his head as well as a suspected fractured shoulder” during the attack, while another victim was being treated for “minor bruising”.
A 26-year-old man from East Ham was arrested on suspicion of ABH, assault and possession of an offensive weapon.