Vampire bites man at Dalston Kingsland station

Dalston Kingsland station Kingsland High St E8 2JS 180714 ©
Overground humour: sign posted at DK after this story
Overground humour: sign posted at DK after this story (Pic: G Gartside)/

A LONDON OVERGROUND ticket-checker had to be rushed to hospital after a woman bit him when he challenged her at the barrier at Dalston Kingsland station today Sunday 19 July 2015.

At about 5.30pm the clerk noticed her trying to pass through the barrier without a ticket and stopped her. She said she was 27 years old, then bit the clerk on the arm.

The Vampire, by Philip Burne-Jones, 1897
Love bite: The Vampire, by Philip Burne-Jones

Next, she rushed into the busy High Street, where she was soon lost in the throng.

Emergency services were phoned and the clerk was advised to go to casualty to check whether hepatitis-B or other diseases had been injected by the fang-snapping fare-dodger. Police took a DNA sample from the red skin around the incision on his arm and have sent it to their laboratory (in London not Transylvania) for analysis.

At time of writing, no union demands had been made for staff to be armed with garlic or crucifixes. But police were desperate to find the offender before sunset.

Hamish Scott 190715

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One thought on “Vampire bites man at Dalston Kingsland station

  1. It’s not a jeering matter my man. This lass needs a good kicking.

    Of course the woman needs to be arrested and I hoped to update the story with that detail but the police have not given more info. Probably nothing sinister in that: could just be because of staff shortages. But I would like to find out whether the error of her ways is being pointed out to her. – Ed.

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