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Couple Badly Hurt In "Nasty" Train Attack

Wednesday 25th June 2014

British Transport Police are appealing for help to identify three people after a couple were attacked on a train between London Charing Cross and Woolwich Arsenal.

Do you recognise these people? PC Jason Weston-Collinson, leading the investigation, said: “The victims, a 22-year-old woman and a 21-year-old man, boarded the train at Charing Cross and sat in one of the middle carriages. A group boarded the service at either Waterloo East or London Bridge and sat close by.

“A short time later, the two victims were physically assaulted by three members of the group in a violent and sustained attack. They both required hospital treatment for their injuries.”

The incident happened on the 9.56pm Charing Cross to Dartford service on Saturday 5th April.

Officers have been analysing CCTV footage and have today released three images of people they want to trace.

PC Weston-Collinson added: “This was a nasty assault which left the victims badly hurt and, understandably, very upset. I am determined to catch those responsible and bring them to justice.

“If you recognise the individuals pictured, I’d very much like to hear from you. Also, if you think you might have witnessed the incident, and have not yet come forward to the police, please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference SSUB/B4 of 11/06/2014. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.