7:40am Saturday 5th October 2013
A TEENAGER was hit on the head by an object in a sock while he waited for a train at South Woodham Ferrers.
On September 25, the 16-year-old was on the platform with a friend when they were approached by another male.
After words were exchanged, the suspect placed an unknown object into a sock before striking the victim over the head.
After the assault, the suspect is then said to have run out of the station with a woman while the victim went home.
He was taken to hospital to be treated for a head wound.
British Transport Police officers are investigating and are calling on anyone who witnessed the attack to come forward and help them.
Det Con David Bishop said: “We believe the incident took place around 4.20pm, which is when many passengers may have been at the station or on trains passing through.
“If you saw the incident, or a man and woman running from the scene, I’d urge you to come forward and help piece together the incident.”
The suspect is described as being thin, white, aged between 17 and 18, about 6ft tall with a dark-coloured tidy haircut.
He was wearing a black polo-type top, dark blue jeans, trainers and a diamond-stud earring.
Anyone who has information is urged to call BTP officers on 0800 405040 quoting reference B18/LNA of 26/09/2013.
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