Bromley station worker in hospital after being ‘attacked asking passenger for ticket’

An injured worker was taken to hospital and a teenager arrested by police following reports of an assault at a train station.

British Transport Police (BTP) officers and London Ambulance Service members were called to Bromley South station just after 1pm on Bank Holiday Monday.

Police received reports that a member of railway staff had been assaulted at the station in south-east London, which serves Southeastern and Thameslink services.

There were unconfirmed claims that the staff member was attacked after asking to see a passenger’s ticket.

The station was evacuated, according to a passenger, and police say the employee was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Officers arrested a teenage boy, who remained in custody.

Thameslink urged passengers to avoid the station until further notice.

A witness, who tweeted a photo of police and ambulance vehicles, wrote on Twitter: “Sabbing at Bromley South station.”

A police spokesperson said: “The British Transport Police were called at 1.09pm on the 31st of May to Bromley South station following a report that a member of railway staff had been assaulted.

“Officers are in attendance and a teenage boy has been arrested.

“A member of staff has been taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.”

Thameslink tweeted: “The police are dealing with an incident at Bromley South which means the station is exit only at the moment.

“Please avoid travel from the station until further notice.”

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 1.15pm today (Monday 31 May) to reports of an incident at Bromley South station, Bromley.

“We sent an ambulance crew and a medic in a car to the scene.

“We treated a man at the scene and took him to a major trauma centre as a priority.”