Police release CCTV image after Metrolink staff member assaulted
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At around 11.50pm on Thursday 25 November 2021, police were called to reports of an assault at Langworthy Road Metrolink Stop in Salford.
Enquiries have established that after being asked to show his ticket, a man punched a member of staff from the Metrolink in the face.
The staff member suffered facial injuries including a split lip and a broken tooth palate which caused his bottom teeth to become loose.
No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.
Sergeant Michael Mooney, of GMP's Transport Unit, said: "This was unprovoked, needless violence towards a staff member who was just doing his job. Behaviour such as this will absolutely not be tolerated in Greater Manchester.
"We have been following all available lines of enquiry to ensure the individual responsible faces the consequences of his actions, and are now able to release a CCTV image of an individual we would like to speak to in connection with this incident.
"If you know who this person is, or have any information that could assist police do not hesitate to get in touch."
Danny Vaughan, head of Metrolink at Transport for Greater Manchester, said: “I am extremely sorry to hear about this shocking attack on two members of our staff who work so hard to keep the travelling public safe.
“Staff and passenger safety is our number one priority, and we take a zero-tolerance approach towards this kind of behaviour.
“We are working with the police to do whatever we can to help find the person responsible, and I urge anyone with information about this attack to come forward and help with the investigation.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 2191 or 101 , quoting log number 2994 of 25/11/21.
Reports can also be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.