Man suffers fractured skull in DLR hammer attack

Man suffers fractured skull after being attacked with a hammer and pushed onto tracks at DLR station in London

Detectives are hunting an attacker who hit a DLR passenger with a hammer and pushed him onto the tracks.

The victim, aged in his 30s, managed to run over on to the opposite platform and scramble to safety after the attack at All Saints DLR station at 10.45pm yesterday.

He was hit over the head with the tool, suffering a fractured skull, before being shoved onto the rails.

Police are hunting this man following a shocking hammer attack in east London yesterday

One of the CCTV stills shows a brightly-coloured object in the suspect’s hand

British Transport Police today released CCTV stills of the suspected attacker.

The victim is being treated in hospital, where his injuries are not life-threatening or life-changing.

Detective Superintendent Nick Sedgemore, of the British Transport Police, said: ‘Clearly this is a very concerning attack. 

‘Enquiries have been underway since it occurred to locate the suspect and understand his motive. We ask anyone who knows the identity of the man pictured to get in touch.’

Anyone with information can call police by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 and quoting reference 670 of 29/07/19.

The incident happened at the All Saints DLR station in east London this week

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