Man hit with broken bottle and ‘kicked several times’ on train from Charing Cross

A man was struck with a broken glass bottle before being kicked “several times” on a service from Charing Cross.

The victim approached three people, two teenage girls and a boy, who were causing a disturbance on a train travelling from Charing Cross to Dartford at around 11.20pm on July 22.

He asked them to be quiet, but the group became verbally abusive and threatening towards him.

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The boy then smashed a bottle of Smirnoff vodka on the seat of the train and swung it towards the victim, cutting his hand.

The same boy then kicked the victim “several times” before the group got off the train at Welling station.

The victim attended hospital to receive treatment for lacerations to his hand suffered during the incident.

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British Transport Police (BTP) has released three images of young people they believe may have information that could help enquiries into the assault.

A statement released on Wednesday (August 25), said: “Do you recognise these young people?

“Officers investigating an assault against a man on-board a service travelling from Charing Cross to Dartford station are today releasing CCTV images in connection.

“Officers believe the young people in the CCTV images may have information which could help their investigation.”

If you recognise them, or have any information, please contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 766 of 22/07/21.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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