Man Assaulted With Belt At Clapham Junction

Police are appealing for witnesses

Officers investigating an attack on a man on the platform at Clapham Junction station are asking anyone who may have witnessed the assault to get in touch.

The assault took place between 11.30pm and 11.50pm on Saturday, 23rd November, and police officers want to hear from anyone who saw what took place.

PC Neil Allison, investigating the incident, said: “The victim was standing on the platform when two men he did not know approached him. One of the men proceeded to hit him in the face, and another hit him with a belt.

“The victim notified rail staff who immediately called police, but the suspects left the station soon after. He did not receive any lasting injuries but was left very shaken up by the encounter.”

The first suspect is described as a black man, aged between 18 and 23, 5ft 7, of medium build with short black hair, and was wearing a dark coloured hoodie and trainers.

The second suspect, a white man, is described as 5ft 5 of small build, aged between 17 and 20, and was wearing a dark jacket.

PC Allison added: “We are currently undertaking a number of enquiries to find the people responsible, including speaking to witnesses and looking at CCTV opportunities. We are now keen for anyone who saw what took place to get in touch with us as a matter of urgency,”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 quoting background reference LSA/B2 of 11/12/2013. Information can also be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

December 18, 2013