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Police Appeal After DLR Assault On Blind 80-Year-Old Man

Thursday 22nd May 2014

Police want to speak to a man after an 80-year-old blind man was assaulted on the DLR. Do you know this man? Picture: British Transport Police

The blind man had boarded the DLR at Woolwich Arsenal on the evening of Thursday 1st May, when the man sitting opposite him suddenly approached him.

Shortly before the train pulled into Canning Town, the man placed his hand on the victim’s shoulder, and pulled him to the floor.

The victim was helped to his feet by other passengers and left the train at Canning Town, as did his attacker.

PC Read from British Transport Police said: “Thankfully the elderly man wasn’t seriously injured as a result of the assault, but the attack was sudden and unprovoked.

“Enquiries to date have enabled me to isolate the image of a man I believe has vital information about the incident and I urge anyone who witnessed the incident or who recognises the man to contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40,