Sta­tion hammer at­tack – two hurt

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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.

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