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    Petoria21 wrote:
    Beach Sleeper wrote:
    Clearly these women are very dangerous individuals because they sought out innocent members of the travelling public to violently attack not once but twice on the same tram... Was there a motive? because it does not seem to fit into the usual bracket of mindless arguments on public transport in Croydon between passengers..... Awful place, why anyone would bother visiting Croydon is beyond me.....
    WOW! what a shame that you are such a narrow minded individual! Just because you read stuff over the internet and in the papers what gives you the right to pass such judgement about Croydon! Have you ever branched out from the little bubble you seem to be living in? Croydon isnt as bad as people like you make out. Yeah ok we have some people that do give Croydon a bad name but alot of the popularity are professional people who are very respectful! Ive grew up in Croydon and am still living here now and wouldnt change. Maybe you should look into other area's that are a whole lot worse than Croydon and also have a larger majority of people claiming benefits (No doubt you are one of them wasters).

    House prices are rising in Croydon oh that must be because its such an "awful place" like you said.
    Stop being so judemental and small minded and think about what your actually saying before you say things! No doubt your making this comment form you council flat that is on the 12th floor of a run down estate!
    Good for you!!!"
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Police want to speak to two women following Croydon tram attacks

Police search for tram attack women

Police search for tram attack women

First published in Local news Croydon Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Deputy editor - Croydon and Sutton

Police are searching for two women after unprovoked attacks with glass bottles onboard a tram were caught on CCTV.

The incident, on Saturday June 2, saw the pair of women board a Beckenham-bound tram at Sandilands and become embroiled in two separate disputes, injuring their victims with glass bottles after words were exchanged.

Detective constable Ostin Elkins said: "As the tram approached Harrington Road around 8.45pm, a brief verbal exchange took place between the first victim and one of the women, before the woman punched her in the left eye.

“A fellow passenger then intervened and tried to push the woman away but she returned and struck the victim with a glass bottle, leaving her with heavy bruising and bleeding, which required stitches.

“The pair then left the tram at Harrington Road and re-boarded via different doors but became embroiled in an argument with another group of women, with the second woman spitting at one of the group before hitting her over the head with a glass bottle.”

British Transport Police have released CCTV images in a hope of identifying the women.

DC Elkins said: “From our enquiries, including reviewing CCTV footage and speaking to witnesses, it is clear that these were unprovoked, vicious attacks on two innocent women, which have understandably left them shaken.

“The tram was very busy at the time, so I am sure passengers would have seen something. If you can name the women in the images we have released or have any information that could help our investigation we want to hear from you.”

Anyone with information can call police on 0800 40 50 40 reference B6/LSA of 06/07/12

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