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British Transport Police (BTP) is appealing for information after a young couple were assaulted by five girls on board a Silverlink train travelling between South Acton and Willesden Junction.

The incident took place on Tuesday, 25 September at around 3.50pm, when the couple, who are in their early thirties and from Clapham, boarded the train at South Acton.

The suspects asked the couple for a cigarette as they waited outside the station. The couple refused and were followed onto the train, verbally abused and then physically assaulted. Two other suspects were already on board the train and joined in the altercation. The female victim suffered back and facial injuries and the male received a broken nose, and cuts to the face.

Three of the five suspects were arrested at Willesden Junction, but two fled the train at the station and are believed to have boarded a northbound Bakerloo service at around 4.05pm. The two unidentified suspects are described as being:

1) Between 5’2” and 5’5”, late teens, shoulder length straight black hair, wearing a burgundy coloured jumper.

2) Approximately 5’7”, early 20’s, slim build with short black hair, wearing a white blouse and jeans.

It is believed that they may have been sisters.

Detective Constable Colin Albins of British Transport Police said: “This was an unprovoked violent assault which has caused the victims considerable distress. BTP does not tolerate any form of violence on the railways, and we would urge anyone with information about the two suspects pictured to come forward as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information should call BTP quoting background log B18 of 01/11/2007 on Freefone 0800 40 50 40 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. All calls will be treated in confidence.


November 7, 2007