Shock footage of brutal attack on rail passenger

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A SHOCKING video of the moment a Doncaster man was viciously attacked near the railway station for no reason and left with a smashed jaw has been released by detectives.

Officers hope by making the security camera footage public they will be able to trace the thug.

British Transport Police detectives are appealing for information about the incident on the Doncaster station forecourt.

Officers say the victim, a 35-year-old local man, was crossing the station car park and had approached the station entrance near the Frenchgate Centre, when a man who had been walking close to him turned and punched him in the face.

Det Con Ian Grice, the officer investigating the incident, said: “The victim fell to the floor and banged his head. He was taken to hospital by ambulance suffering from a fractured jaw and head injuries.

“He remained in hospital for a few days while he underwent surgery before returning home to recover from his ordeal.”

DC Grice added: “This was a violent unprovoked assault on a man who was simply walking to the station to catch a train home.

“As the footage shows the station car park and surrounding area was very busy at this time of the assault and I’d appeal for anyone who may have witnessed this nasty incident or who may know who is responsible to come forward and help police with their investigation.”

The man is described as white, around 6ft with short dark hair. At the time he was wearing a blue jacket and blue denim jeans, and was also carrying a black and white JD Sports drawstring bag over his shoulder.

Anyone with information about the attack, on Thursday, December 29, at 5.45pm, should call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 quoting background log B2 of January 16, 2012.

Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111.