A 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.
‘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.
‘When against the wall, he started saying ‘I’ll kill you, I’m from Afghanistan, I’ll kill you, I’ll stab you’. I was on the phone to 999 and saying ‘we need urgent help’.