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Man charged over train assault
7:00am Sunday 20th October 2013 in News
A MAN has been charged after a pensioner was attacked in front of his family on a train in Shenfield.
Raymond West, 49, of Chigwell Road, Woodford Green, was arrested on suspicion of common assault and a public order offence by British Transport Police officers.
It is alleged West attacked a grandfather in front of his grandchildren and wife on a train travelling towards London Liverpool Street from Southend Victoria at about 7.20pm on August 23.
West will appear at Basildon Magistrates' Court on October 24.
The victim, who suffered bruising to his arm and face, got off the train with his family at Shenfield.
An appeal for witnesses was put out using CCTV images taken from the train carriage.