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Appeal For Information Over Homophobic Attack

Monday 11th August 2014

Police want members of the public to help them find the suspect of a homophobic attack that took place on a train from Charing Cross Station.

Southeastern train

British Transport Police (BTP) say they want members of the public who may have witnessed the attack on July 15th on a train between Charing Cross and Bexleyheath to come forward.

The victim boarded the train at Charing Cross Station at 5:30am and was subject to abuse from a man who sat opposite him. When the victim challenged the man he was punched and kicked.

The suspect is described as a Chinese man, around 35 years old, 5’9” tall and of a “proportional build”. He was wearing a casual dark grey shirt, black trousers and black shoes at the time.

PC Willoughby of the BTP said: “Anti-social or violent behaviour has no place on the railway and passengers should feel able to use the network without fear of becoming a victim of crime.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information relating to the attack can contact the British Transport Police by calling 0800 40 50 40 or texting 61016 and quoting SSUB/B6 of 7/8/14.  Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.