Commuters terrified as baseball bat gang storm London train

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Commuters were left terrified - and one man injured - after a baseball bat brawl broke out on a London train.

Hundreds of passengers were trapped on the rush-hour train at Edmonton Green Station when an argument between two people escalated after one of them called for back-up, reports the Evening Standard.

There had been an altercation between two men on the 18.15 Greater Anglia service from Liverpool Street to Enfield on 22 January.

When the train arrived at Edmonton Green, a group of people with bats and poles stormed the station, attacking a 28-year-old man who was rushed to hospital with head injuries.

According to the BBC, one passenger, Kayleigh Jade, wrote on Twitter: "Everyone ran to end carriage where I was and there was screaming, crushing.

"Doors wouldn't open so someone broke them. I can't even tell you how terrifying it was. People thought it was a fire then realised they were screaming fight."

British Transport Police said a 23-year-old man from Mile End was arrested at the scene on suspicion of criminal damage and causing grievous bodily harm.

Chief Superintendent Paul Broden, said: "This was a highly unusual incident and not a random attack. It appears that a dispute on the train escalated when others were contacted by phone and met this train at Edmonton Green station.

"A targeted assault then took place. A person was arrested but police continue to seek witnesses to this incident."

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