London: Two men arrested over homophobic assault onboard train
Two men have been arrested in connection with a homophobic incident onboard a train travelling from London to Dartford.
British Transport Police are appealing for information after a number of passengers were assaulted and verbally abused on the Charing Cross to Dartford service on 14 July.
PC Alexandra O’Leary said: “A group of men were travelling on the 9.50pm Charing Cross to Dartford service and were being loud and using foul language.
“A passenger on the train asked the men to be quiet, but in return, was threatened and assaulted. Another two passengers were subjected to homophobic threats and comments.
“We believe other people travelling on the service may have been threatened by these men, and that another passenger may have been assaulted during this incident.”
Police say the altercation spilled over onto the platform at Bexley, south-east London, and two of the men were arrested on suspicion of affray.
Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police by calling 0800 40 50 40 or Crimestoppers on 0800 50 50 50.
For legal reasons, we do not allow comments on this news story.