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Police appealing for witnesses after "vicious" unprovoked attack on Charing Cross to Dartford train

PUBLISHED: 14:40 28 May 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after an unprovoked attack on a train.

British Transport Police officers are investigating the assault, which occurred between 12.15am and 12.32am on a Charing Cross to Dartford train on May 18.

PC Mike Willoughby said: “The victim, a 31-year-old man from London, boarded the train at Charing Cross and, as the train travelled near to Hither Green, was assaulted by a fellow passenger.

“The offender, without provocation or warning, launched a vicious attack, punching the victim several times to the face and head causing swelling to the side of his head.

“This was a particularly nasty incident, which was shocking for the level of spontaneous violence. I am determined to trace the man responsible and want to speak to anyone who may have information which could assist the investigation.”

The offender is described as a white man around 6ft tall in his 30s with short light brown hair. He was wearing a red and white scarf and quarter length trousers.

If you recognise the description or have any information which could help call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or ring Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. In all calls please quote log SSUB/B3 of 28/05/14.

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