Police Hunt Woman Who Threatened Mother With Baby On The Tube

9 August 2018, 15:23 | Updated: 13 August 2018, 08:13

The Central Line
Stock image of the Central Line. Picture: PA

The British Transport Police are looking for a woman who threatened to pull a knife on a mum with a baby on the Central Line.

UPDATE: 21-year-old Millicent Barnes has been charged with a public order offence over the incident.


Shortly before 6pm on 18th July, a woman with her baby in a pram got on the westbound tube at Bank station.

As they boarded the packed train, the young child accidentally kicked another woman who was also boarding. 

This woman immediately became abusive to the mother, demanding the mother should apologise in an aggressive and threatening manner, police said.

Other passengers intervened to calm the situation, however the woman then intimated that she had a knife in her bag. 

At the next station, the aggression was spotted by a member of staff, who quickly got the mother away from the carriage.

Police released an image of the woman they want to speak to over the incident.

If you know who she is, send BTP a text on 61016 or call 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 517 of 18/07/2018. OR you can ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.