Police search for man after attack on first class carriage of train from Euston

The incident took place on the a train from London's Euston to Northampton

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Police are on the hunt for a man who punched a fellow commuter as he sat on a train travelling from London’s Euston station.

British Transport Police today released a video showing the moments before the unidentified man hit the 41-year-old man as the train pulled into Milton Keynes station in the early hours of November 15 2014.

In the footage, the suspect is seen walking over to the victim as he sits on the train from London Euston to Northampton. The two men appear to exchange words before the suspect strikes the victim in the face.

The incident took place in front of a number of passengers and now police are hoping that the video will encourage witnesses to come forward with information.

PC Alex Trivino said: “The train assault took place on board as it pulled into Milton Keynes at 12.20am on Saturday, 15 November.

“The victim was travelling in a first class carriage. Throughout the journey, a man and a woman were talking to various other passengers in the carriage.

Police-want-to-speak.jpg"As the train pulled into Milton Keynes, this man assaulted the victim, causing a cut underneath his left eye which required treatment at A&E.

"I am confident that someone will recognise this man from these good quality moving images.

"I want to urgently speak to him about what happened. I would also like to hear from anyone else who was on the train, and saw what happened, and has not yet come forward to police."

Anyone with information can contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference MSUB/B4 of 16/03/2015 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.