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Man Assaults Woman In Wheelchair At Victoria Station

Monday 21st July 2014

Police are searching for a man who assaulted a disabled woman at Victoria Station.

Victoria assault

The 46-year-old woman's motorised wheelchair accidentally clipped the foot of a smartly-dressed blonde woman as she was leaving the station.

She apologised, but the woman started verbally abusing her, before a man grabbed the wheelchair and tilted it backwards as he swore.

PC Michael Willoughby from the British Transport Police said: "The victim was scared that she was going to be tipped over, and shouted at the man to leave her alone.

"He did eventually let go, but continued to shout abuse at the woman as she left.

"Fortunately she was not injured, but she was left feeling intimidated and was initially too scared to report what had happened.

"We will not accept any form of abuse or violence on the rail network and are working hard to identify both the man and the woman involved in this incident.

"I would ask anyone who recognises him or witnessed the incident to get in touch with us."

Anyone with information is asked to contact BTP on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 quoting reference SSUB/B15 of 18/07/14. Information can also be passed, anonymously, to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.