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.
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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