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Wife chases man who assaulted her husband at Upton Park station

Wife chases man who assaulted her husband at Upton Park station

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Monday October 24 2016

The Evening Standard reports on a woman who chased her husband’s attacker along the platform at Upton Park tube station after an alleged racist assault on the train on Monday 17 October.

Kilian Ahmed, 35, shouted out at the man and chased him along the platform after her husband, Jubair Ahmed, was verbally abused and struck on the face when they boarded an eastbound District Line train.

The couple were on their way home to Barking and boarded the train at Whitechapel.

Jubair told the paper, “When we boarded and sat down he was shouting and swearing, I didn’t look at him because I knew maybe it was dangerous.

“He come [sic] over to us as we approached East Ham station and started swearing at me. He was shouting in front of me.”

Jubair said that as the train approached Upton Park station, it looked as if the man was going to disembark but just before he did, he stuck Mr Ahmed on the cheek and made off down the platform.

Jubair’s wife, Kilian made chase and footage of her running down the platform was captured on a smartphone.

In an interview with the Bengali language broadcaster, Channel S, Kilian said: “I talked to this man, I say, ‘Why you touch my husband?’ This man tell me, ‘Shut up, shut up, please, shut up’.

“I say, ‘I not shut up, why you touch my husband? Why?’ It’s rude, because why touch my husband.”

Jubair, who moved to London from Bangladesh in 2011 said he has experienced difficulty eating since the incident because of pain to his jaw.

British Transport Police have confirmed the arrest of a 33 year old man on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and using threatening and abusive words and behaviour. He has been bailed until November 14.



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