NHS worker attacked on the Tube for confronting people not wearing face masks

An NHS worker was punched and thrown off the London Underground after he confronted three passengers for not wearing face masks.

The shocking row erupted on the Circle Line when the staff member noticed two men and one woman without face coverings.

One of the men punched the victim several times in the side of the head before throwing him off the carriage onto the platform at High Street Kensington station on Saturday, October 3.

The group of attackers stayed on the service as it left the station around 10pm.

The victim suffered a string of serious injuries, including a chipped jaw and three breaks to his eye socket.

British Transport Police has since released an image of an man who may have information to assist their investigation.

A British Transport Police spokesperson said: "If you recognise him, or have any information, please contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 2000068891.

"Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

It is currently mandatory to wear a face mask on public transport due to the coronavirus pandemic.

People have to wear coverings over their faces on trains, buses, coaches, ferries, the Tube and on board planes, unless they have a medical exemption.

Possible exemptions include children under the age of 11 and those who are unable to wear a mask due to a physical or mental impairment or disability.

Anyone who does not comply with the rules could potentially face a £100 fine.

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