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The victim was involved in an argument with South Western Railway staff Clapham Junction station in London regarding a member of staff not wearing a face mask. In the footage a man also not wearing a face mask strikes the victim in the head following a verbal altercation.
In the video the victim – who cannot be named – can be heard saying: “You’re not wearing one either.”
The man then leaves his pram and shouts: “Don’t f***ing start on me” before hitting the victim in the face.
The footage then shows the victim unconscious and bleeding on the ground.
One staff member then says: “I told you both to go didn’t I?”
The victim said: “My friend asked one of the station staff a totally reasonable and polite question ‘are you exempt from wearing a mask?
“She’d snapped back saying ‘none of your business’.
“Admittedly I lost my temper a bit.
“It escalated into a row with other station staff… then you can see the rest… thug leaves the scene, staff do nothing.
“No idea who he is, just some random person who was walking without a face covering assumed when I was talking to the guard just flew off straight away, bang.”
A South Western Railway spokesman said: “Our staff reported this incident to the British Transport Police who are now investigating this.
“We will co-operate in this investigation fully, but as it is ongoing it would be inappropriate for us to comment further.”
It has been mandatory to wear a face covering when using public transport since June 15.
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Whilst face masks became mandatory in shops on July 24 across England.
At the time of writing, Britain has the twelth-highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world.
The UK has a total of more than 321,000 cases in total at the time of writing.
The death toll in Britain is currently over 41,000 people.
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