Shirtless man wanted after Hullbridge man headbutted on train from London to Southend

Shirtless man wanted after man headbutted on train

Shirtless man wanted after man headbutted on train

Shirtless man wanted after man headbutted on train

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A MAN was headbutted on a train.

Police are appealing for help identifying a shirtless skinny man who was on board the London Liverpool Street to Southend train and may hold vital clues to who is responsible for the attack.

The violent incident happened soon after the 11.52pm train left Shenfield at about 1.10am.

The victim, a 36-year-old man from Hullbridge, was travelling with a friend in one of the rear carriages, close to a group of about eight people.

The victim and one of the group had a verbal altercation. This led to the man approaching the victim and headbutting him in the face.

The victim left the train at Rayleigh but the attacker stayed on board. Police believe he may have got off the train at Prittlewell.

Det Con David Bishop said: “I am very keen to speak to the man pictured and am hopeful someone will recognise him. I believe he has information about the incident, and would ask anyone with information to get in touch with us.

“We will not tolerate violence on the rail network - passengers should expect to travel without the fear of being attacked. We are working hard to catch the individual responsible for this assault and welcome any assistance from the public.”

Anyone with information about the incident, which happened on Saturday, July 19 can call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference ESUB/B15 of 11/08/2014. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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4:05pm Thu 14 Aug 14

supermadmax says...

"The victim and one of the group had a verbal altercation. This led to the man approaching the victim and headbutting him in the face."

Well at least they admit the 'victim' was not entirely innocent.

You should not be aggressive to a group of drunken or high strangers late at night, as things like this are likely to happen.

That's the problem with Rayleigh, big fish small pond syndrome, so many of them think they tough guys and when they start trouble outside their little town they get found out. He should take it on the chin(so to speak) and learn from this experience, not go running to the police because he was found out.
"The victim and one of the group had a verbal altercation. This led to the man approaching the victim and headbutting him in the face." Well at least they admit the 'victim' was not entirely innocent. You should not be aggressive to a group of drunken or high strangers late at night, as things like this are likely to happen. That's the problem with Rayleigh, big fish small pond syndrome, so many of them think they tough guys and when they start trouble outside their little town they get found out. He should take it on the chin(so to speak) and learn from this experience, not go running to the police because he was found out. supermadmax
  • Score: -44

4:13pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Richy don't shine shoes no more says...

What train was he on? The 12:25 from 1977
What train was he on? The 12:25 from 1977 Richy don't shine shoes no more
  • Score: 41

4:29pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Sensible Man says...

Totally separate point from this story - but as an aside - Prittlewell Station should be permanently closed - it is a haven for tight-fisted sponging fare-dodgers with no ticket. (As is Stratford). MAKE THE SPONGERS PAY - why should honest fare-payers subsidise these freeloading spongers?

No-one needs to use Prittlewell - Southend Vic is a few hundred yards down the road.

Greater Anglia should put FAR more resources into catching spongers - specially on late-night trains. Prosecute the selfish tight-fisted spongers.
Totally separate point from this story - but as an aside - Prittlewell Station should be permanently closed - it is a haven for tight-fisted sponging fare-dodgers with no ticket. (As is Stratford). MAKE THE SPONGERS PAY - why should honest fare-payers subsidise these freeloading spongers? No-one needs to use Prittlewell - Southend Vic is a few hundred yards down the road. Greater Anglia should put FAR more resources into catching spongers - specially on late-night trains. Prosecute the selfish tight-fisted spongers. Sensible Man
  • Score: 11

5:00pm Thu 14 Aug 14

DAGASMAN says...

supermadmax wrote:
"The victim and one of the group had a verbal altercation. This led to the man approaching the victim and headbutting him in the face."

Well at least they admit the 'victim' was not entirely innocent.

You should not be aggressive to a group of drunken or high strangers late at night, as things like this are likely to happen.

That's the problem with Rayleigh, big fish small pond syndrome, so many of them think they tough guys and when they start trouble outside their little town they get found out. He should take it on the chin(so to speak) and learn from this experience, not go running to the police because he was found out.
They didnt admit he wasnt entirely innocent, having a verbal altercation doesnt mean somebody provoked or deserved to be attacked, the bloke doesnt look like he needed much provocation.
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: "The victim and one of the group had a verbal altercation. This led to the man approaching the victim and headbutting him in the face." Well at least they admit the 'victim' was not entirely innocent. You should not be aggressive to a group of drunken or high strangers late at night, as things like this are likely to happen. That's the problem with Rayleigh, big fish small pond syndrome, so many of them think they tough guys and when they start trouble outside their little town they get found out. He should take it on the chin(so to speak) and learn from this experience, not go running to the police because he was found out.[/p][/quote]They didnt admit he wasnt entirely innocent, having a verbal altercation doesnt mean somebody provoked or deserved to be attacked, the bloke doesnt look like he needed much provocation. DAGASMAN
  • Score: 24

5:34pm Thu 14 Aug 14

sesibollox says...

Sid Vicious lookalike
Sid Vicious lookalike sesibollox
  • Score: 13

6:44pm Thu 14 Aug 14

pembury53 says...

sesibollox wrote:
Sid Vicious lookalike
and looks nearly as dead, surprised he could headbutt a marshmallow, with breaking his own neck...
[quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: Sid Vicious lookalike[/p][/quote]and looks nearly as dead, surprised he could headbutt a marshmallow, with breaking his own neck... pembury53
  • Score: 17

6:50pm Thu 14 Aug 14

pembury53 says...

Sensible Man wrote:
Totally separate point from this story - but as an aside - Prittlewell Station should be permanently closed - it is a haven for tight-fisted sponging fare-dodgers with no ticket. (As is Stratford). MAKE THE SPONGERS PAY - why should honest fare-payers subsidise these freeloading spongers?

No-one needs to use Prittlewell - Southend Vic is a few hundred yards down the road.

Greater Anglia should put FAR more resources into catching spongers - specially on late-night trains. Prosecute the selfish tight-fisted spongers.
the resources put into fare dodging are a simple profit and loss calculation as far as the operators are concerned, they are not interested in 'justice' which is why they don't bother late at night, when rolling stock is really being positioned for the following day, not to mention the greater risk of assaults on staff..... travel on that line when it's busy and you'll find they check for tickets on a regular basis...
[quote][p][bold]Sensible Man[/bold] wrote: Totally separate point from this story - but as an aside - Prittlewell Station should be permanently closed - it is a haven for tight-fisted sponging fare-dodgers with no ticket. (As is Stratford). MAKE THE SPONGERS PAY - why should honest fare-payers subsidise these freeloading spongers? No-one needs to use Prittlewell - Southend Vic is a few hundred yards down the road. Greater Anglia should put FAR more resources into catching spongers - specially on late-night trains. Prosecute the selfish tight-fisted spongers.[/p][/quote]the resources put into fare dodging are a simple profit and loss calculation as far as the operators are concerned, they are not interested in 'justice' which is why they don't bother late at night, when rolling stock is really being positioned for the following day, not to mention the greater risk of assaults on staff..... travel on that line when it's busy and you'll find they check for tickets on a regular basis... pembury53
  • Score: 9

6:57pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Now listen for I have something to say says...

Sensible Man wrote:
Totally separate point from this story - but as an aside - Prittlewell Station should be permanently closed - it is a haven for tight-fisted sponging fare-dodgers with no ticket. (As is Stratford). MAKE THE SPONGERS PAY - why should honest fare-payers subsidise these freeloading spongers?

No-one needs to use Prittlewell - Southend Vic is a few hundred yards down the road.

Greater Anglia should put FAR more resources into catching spongers - specially on late-night trains. Prosecute the selfish tight-fisted spongers.
Not your call, you pay and ride, leave your comments aside.
[quote][p][bold]Sensible Man[/bold] wrote: Totally separate point from this story - but as an aside - Prittlewell Station should be permanently closed - it is a haven for tight-fisted sponging fare-dodgers with no ticket. (As is Stratford). MAKE THE SPONGERS PAY - why should honest fare-payers subsidise these freeloading spongers? No-one needs to use Prittlewell - Southend Vic is a few hundred yards down the road. Greater Anglia should put FAR more resources into catching spongers - specially on late-night trains. Prosecute the selfish tight-fisted spongers.[/p][/quote]Not your call, you pay and ride, leave your comments aside. Now listen for I have something to say
  • Score: -11

7:07pm Thu 14 Aug 14

ShipShape says...

Like a mastercriminal, the Chameleon blended into the crowd... the local lawmen were dumbfounded, what clues were left as to the man's identity?

How would they pick him out from the bustling streets of Southend... if only he'd have had worn something rather unique about his appearance..

They are now left with the faint hope that he'll make a mistake one day, he'll drop his cunning disguise and someone will point them at him.
Like a mastercriminal, the Chameleon blended into the crowd... the local lawmen were dumbfounded, what clues were left as to the man's identity? How would they pick him out from the bustling streets of Southend... if only he'd have had worn something rather unique about his appearance.. They are now left with the faint hope that he'll make a mistake one day, he'll drop his cunning disguise and someone will point them at him. ShipShape
  • Score: 7

7:21pm Thu 14 Aug 14

white_van_ man says...

Richy don't shine shoes no more wrote:
What train was he on? The 12:25 from 1977
That made me laugh!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Richy don't shine shoes no more[/bold] wrote: What train was he on? The 12:25 from 1977[/p][/quote]That made me laugh!!!! white_van_ man
  • Score: 6

7:34pm Thu 14 Aug 14

ekcoanarak says...

white_van_ man wrote:
Richy don't shine shoes no more wrote:
What train was he on? The 12:25 from 1977
That made me laugh!!!!
He looks Pretty Vacant to me.
[quote][p][bold]white_van_ man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Richy don't shine shoes no more[/bold] wrote: What train was he on? The 12:25 from 1977[/p][/quote]That made me laugh!!!![/p][/quote]He looks Pretty Vacant to me. ekcoanarak
  • Score: 6

7:46pm Thu 14 Aug 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Looks like he could do with a good few roast diners inside him, very anaemic unhealthy looking young man, the second photo he looks like Dougal from the Magic round-a-bout if thats any help for the investigating officer.
Looks like he could do with a good few roast diners inside him, very anaemic unhealthy looking young man, the second photo he looks like Dougal from the Magic round-a-bout if thats any help for the investigating officer. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 5

12:35pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Alekhine says...

ekcoanarak wrote:
white_van_ man wrote:
Richy don't shine shoes no more wrote:
What train was he on? The 12:25 from 1977
That made me laugh!!!!
He looks Pretty Vacant to me.
and he don't care...
[quote][p][bold]ekcoanarak[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]white_van_ man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Richy don't shine shoes no more[/bold] wrote: What train was he on? The 12:25 from 1977[/p][/quote]That made me laugh!!!![/p][/quote]He looks Pretty Vacant to me.[/p][/quote]and he don't care... Alekhine
  • Score: 1

2:29pm Fri 15 Aug 14

ekcoanarak says...

Alekhine wrote:
ekcoanarak wrote:
white_van_ man wrote:
Richy don't shine shoes no more wrote:
What train was he on? The 12:25 from 1977
That made me laugh!!!!
He looks Pretty Vacant to me.
and he don't care...
Maybe some Holidays In The Sun might help................
..
[quote][p][bold]Alekhine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ekcoanarak[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]white_van_ man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Richy don't shine shoes no more[/bold] wrote: What train was he on? The 12:25 from 1977[/p][/quote]That made me laugh!!!![/p][/quote]He looks Pretty Vacant to me.[/p][/quote]and he don't care...[/p][/quote]Maybe some Holidays In The Sun might help................ .. ekcoanarak
  • Score: 2

2:49pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Sensible Man says...

I wonder what this shirtless chap does for a living? Surely he would not be one of the countless lazy people who sponge off the hard-working backbone of this country?? Heaven Forbid!!!! I am sure he must be a hard-working chap. Please Mr. Shirtless - do post on here and tell us how you earn your keep.
I wonder what this shirtless chap does for a living? Surely he would not be one of the countless lazy people who sponge off the hard-working backbone of this country?? Heaven Forbid!!!! I am sure he must be a hard-working chap. Please Mr. Shirtless - do post on here and tell us how you earn your keep. Sensible Man
  • Score: 2

6:49pm Fri 15 Aug 14

8732ri2hlfrgrweg says...

He's a Car Mechanic,...........
........****!
He's a Car Mechanic,........... ........****! 8732ri2hlfrgrweg
  • Score: 1

5:44am Sat 16 Aug 14

CHRISTMAS CAROL says...

Dear me what a state, looks like he needs a good meal and a life. Not exactly Gods gift is he week, weedy, sickly white and pathetic individual.
Dear me what a state, looks like he needs a good meal and a life. Not exactly Gods gift is he week, weedy, sickly white and pathetic individual. CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • Score: 0

5:44am Sat 16 Aug 14

CHRISTMAS CAROL says...

Richy don't shine shoes no more wrote:
What train was he on? The 12:25 from 1977
Really funny
[quote][p][bold]Richy don't shine shoes no more[/bold] wrote: What train was he on? The 12:25 from 1977[/p][/quote]Really funny CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • Score: 0

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