A tube employee who shouted and swore at an elderly passenger has been caught on camera saying the man should be slung under a train.
The Transport for London worker called him a 'jumped up little git' and a 'little girl' during a tirade of abuse after the man complained that he had caught his arm in the door of an underground train.
It was caught on camera by horrified fellow commuter, Jonathan MacDonald, who posted details of the incident on his blog.
The pony-tailed Transport for London worker and his colleague shout at the passenger and warn him he is not allowed on the train
He said the row began when a train was suddenly terminated at Holborn station and all the passengers ordered off.
The male passenger, who appeared to be in his 60s, had his arm trapped in the closing door and then 'calmly relayed his experience to the staff member'.
Mr MacDonald, the co-founder of strategic consultancy from Camberley, Surrey, said the pony-tailed staff member had been infuriated by the complaint and became increasingly angry that the man was standing close to the track.
As the next train approached, the TfL employee, whose name is thought to be Ian, demanded that he 'come see the police upstairs'.
The unidentified man ignores the abuse - and is then called 'jumped up' and a 'little girl' as he attempts to board the train
But when the man stood his ground, the staff member hurled a barrage of insults.
Mr MacDonald said: 'The elderly guy quietly questioned why Ian had to swear - as did several other passengers.
'The man literally screamed in this guys face, and I quote: 'Because there is a f****** train approaching and I need to make sure nobody is over the f****** yellow line.'
Mr MacDonald then began filming the employee and his colleague on his camera phone.
In the video, the worker can be heard telling the man he is not allowed to board the next train. But as the passenger ignored his attempts to stop him, the burly employee hurled further insults and told him the service would be suspended until he stepped off.
As other passengers blocked the path between the two men, the employee can be heard in the video saying: 'sling him under a train'.
Boris Johnson wrote a post on Twitter this morning which said he was 'appalled by the video'.
'Have asked TfL to investigate urgently. Abuse by passengers or staff is never acceptable,' he tweeted.
TfL said that it had received a complaint and launched an investigation.
'London Underground and our staff strive to provide excellent customer service for our passengers. We are therefore grateful that this incident has been brought to our attention,' a spokesman said.
'We will investigate thoroughly and take any appropriate action.'
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