'No one had a baton - so we headbutted him': Passenger reveals how a fellow commuter bravely stepped into stop a man 'threatening to stab people' on a packed train Suited man struck bearded man on c2c service between West Ham and Ba...
'No one had a baton - so we headbutted him': Passenger reveals how a fellow commuter bravely stepped into stop a man 'threatening to stab people' on a packed train Suited man struck bearded man on c2c service between West Ham and Barking Commuters cheered and praised him for protecting passengers in East London Bearded man was allegedly harassing others and was restrained until Upminster Police then arrested him on suspicion of carrying a knife and a theft offenceA commuter was today hailed as a 'hero' after headbutting a man who had allegedly been fighting and making violent threats on board a train from London.
The suited man, who was believed to have been travelling home, struck the bearded man on the c2c service between West Ham and Barking in East London yesterday.
Commuters cheered and praised the suited man for protecting other passengers whom the bearded man was said to have been harassing on the train. The bearded man was restrained before police took him off at Upminster station in Essex, where he was arrested on suspicion of carrying a knife and theft by finding.
Del Scott-Lewis, a passenger in his 40s from Ockenden, told MailOnline he was involved in trying to stop the bearded man from attacking anyone on the train.
He told MailOnline: 'I'm looking round over my left shoulder, facing a girl sitting down. He's mumbling on about 'I'm from f***ing Afghanistan'.'Then an old workman behind him has got up and said to this guy 'leave her alone'. Then the guy punched him five or six times. I saw him fall backwards.
'I turned round and shouted out: 'let's get him off at the next stop'. When I got to him I grabbed hold of his right arm and marched him to the centre of the train.
'When I got him against the door, this bloke who did the headbutting grabs hold of his left arm. He started struggling. The heatbutt was needed, desperately needed.https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7536723/Commuter-HEADBUTTS-passenger-fight-packed-train.html