Wandsworth Man Assaulted At Tube Station

Police release images of his attacker

British Transport Police detectives are appealing for information following an assault on a man that left him needing stitches above his eye.

The incident happened around 11.30pm on Friday, 18 October at Piccadilly Circus London Underground station.

Sergeant Anton Hunte, the investigating officer, said: “The victim, a 31-year-old man from Wandsworth, entered the station and made his way towards the Bakerloo line.

“He passed a man on the escalator, who followed him to the bottom before punching and kicking him to the floor.

“The man was with a woman who dragged him away towards the southbound Bakerloo line platform, leaving the victim on the ground.”

Officers have carried out several lines of enquiry and are now releasing CCTV images of a man they want to talk to in connection with the incident.

Sgt Hunte added: “This was an unprovoked assault that left the victim needing stitches for a cut above his eye.

“I’d urge anyone who recognises the man pictured, or who witnessed the incident, to please contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting background B2/LUA of 29/10/13. Information can also be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on  0800 555 111.


November 7, 2013