Passenger attacked by stranger onboard train at Purley

The police want to speak to this man about the assault

The police want to speak to this man about the assault

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Police are hunting a man who attacked a stranger onboard a train in Purley

The victim, a 58-year-old man, suffered facial injuries in the assault, which followed an argument between the two passengers.

The attack happened on the 6.30pm London Bridge to Reigate service on April 1 while the train was at Purley station.

Police constable James Kirk, of British Transport Police, said: "The victim was travelling alone and sat next to a man he did not know.

"As the train arrived at Purley station a disagreement between the two men took place which quickly led to a physical assault.

"This was an unacceptable assault which left the victim with a black eye and swelling to his face. Everyone has the right to travel on the railways without the fear of violence."

British Transport Police today released an image of a man wanted in connection to the attack after officers from the force's Croydon team analysed the train's CCTV footage.

Anyone with information can call police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016, quoting reference SSUB/B4 of 13/05/2014. Information can also be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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3:31pm Mon 19 May 14

misscroydonite says...

I saw this under related stories...this guy looks sort of similar http://www.croydongu
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I saw this under related stories...this guy looks sort of similar http://www.croydongu ardian.co.uk/news/11 207667.Police_hunt_f lasher_who_stared_at _passenger_while_mas turbating_on_train/? ref=ar misscroydonite
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5:01pm Tue 10 Jun 14

BenderTheMerciful says...

Croydon is spreading to Purley like an infection. I can understand why Coulsdon no longer wanted to be part of the Borough. Croydon is fast becoming the armpit of London and thats up against some stiff competition!
Croydon is spreading to Purley like an infection. I can understand why Coulsdon no longer wanted to be part of the Borough. Croydon is fast becoming the armpit of London and thats up against some stiff competition! BenderTheMerciful
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