Man stabs Tube worker in the face in Lancaster Gate station booking hall

The alleged assault happened near the Underground station's ticket gates

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A Tube worker has been stabbed in the face in an attack at a London Underground station.

Police said the victim, in his 30s, was in the booking hall at Lancaster Gate when he was attacked at around 10.40am on Friday. The 40-year-old suspect was arrested at the scene.

Paramedics have taken the stabbed man to hospital but his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

The station, which is on the Central Line, was closed for almost two hours while police gathered evidence.

A spokesperson for British Transport Police said: “Our officers were called to the booking hall at Lancaster Gate London Underground station at 10.40am on Friday, 23 January. A member of station staff had been stabbed in the face.

“Colleagues from the Metropolitan Police Service and London Ambulance Service also attended. A 40-year-old man was arrested at the station, and the member of staff has been taken to hospital.”

The force has launched an appeal asking anyone who was in the station at the time of the attack, or who has information that could help the investigation, to come forward.

BTP can be contacted directly on 0800 40 50 40 or by texting 61016, quoting reference TSUB/B3 of 23/01/2015. Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.