Boy, eight, punched by a woman on busy commuter train in south London


olice have released CCTV images after a boy aged around eight was punched by a woman on board a packed commuter train in south London.

Detectives said the child was hit three times to the shoulder by one of two females travelling with him.

British Transport Police – who have launched an investigation – added the assault happened on the service between Carshalton and Victoria as it reached Mitcham Eastfields at 6.45pm on April 28.

A spokesman said: “A young boy, thought to be around eight-years-old, was punched three times to the shoulder by one of two women travelling with him.

“Officers believe the women in the images may have information that could help their investigation.”

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Train services arrive at Victoria (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

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Anyone with information is asked to contact BTP by texting 61016, or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference number 2300048751.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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