A WOMAN was spat at on an Essex-bound train sparking a police appeal.

British Transport Police are keen to speak to the man pictured in connection to the incident on June 11 at 6.30pm.

The victim was travelling on-board a tube between Whitechapel and West Ham stations when a man stood on her foot.

A police spokesman said: "She and the man got off the train at West Ham and both boarded a second train travelling towards Barking.


"As the man was about to disembark the train at Barking, he lowered his face covering and spat at the victim.

"Officers believe the man in the CCTV image may have information which could help their investigation.

"If you recognise him, or have any information, please contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 570 of 11/06/21."

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.