Police Hunt After Duo Attack Blind Man On Train
The British Transport Police are hunting for two men after a blind man was attacked on a train from London Victoria.
The man asked the Eastern European duo to be careful after one trod on the tail of his guide dog. They then started verbally abusing him, before the man felt a powerful blow to his arm.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact BTP on Freefone 0800 40 50 40 quoting background reference B6/LSA of 31/01/2012. Information can also be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Detective Sergeant Daren Bates said: "The 28-year-old victim, from Bromley and who is visually impaired, boarded the service at London Victoria with his guide dog and a friend, who is registered blind. A few stops later, at Brixton, one of two men travelling on board the train trod on the dog’s tail and the victim politely asked them to be mindful of his dog.
“Later the pair approached the victim and began verbally abusing him, mocking his partial-sightedness and his need for an assistance dog. Suddenly, the man felt a blow to his back and to his arm. No medical treatment was required, but the victim was left extremely shaken.”