London: Police appeal for information following violent homophobic train attack

Joseph McCormick August 11, 2014
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Police are seeking a suspect in a homophobic attack on a train in London during which a man was punched and kicked.

British Transport Police are appealing for information, as a man was assaulted in a homophobic attack on 15 July.

This is Local London reports that the suspect has been described as a “chinese man, aged around 35, wearing a casual dark grey shirt, black trousers and black shoes.” His height was estimated at around 5’9″.

Investigating officer, PC Michael Willoughby said: “The victim boarded the train at Charing Cross around 5.30am.

“During the journey a man sat opposite him and began making homophobic comments to him and began taking pictures of the victim on his phone.

“The victim challenged the man, but was punched and kicked in return.”

PC Willoughby continued: “Anti-social or violent behaviour has no place on the railway and passengers should feel able to use the network without fear of becoming a victim of crime.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40.

Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

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