Wed. Oct 27th, 2021

Dartford to Charing Cross: bottle assault on train

Police want to talk to these three people in connection with several train attacks (Photo: SWNS)

Three girls and a man are wanted after two separate bottle attacks in train carriages that left three passengers hospitalized.

A group of six suspects traveled at Dartford for the Charing Cross service between Kent and London in both directions early Saturday night.

A woman boarding a London-bound service at Slade Green station at the same time as the group was threatened and pushed by a member of the group, after asking them to calm down around 5.45pm.

She withdrew to another carriage, but was followed by the group, who allegedly started hitting her with glass bottles and kicking her around in the head.

The victim was given first aid and hurried to the hospital after getting off the train at Erith station while the group was on board.

Shortly before At 7pm on Dartford-bound service, the group began verbally abusing a couple who were not known to them.

A girl from the group started beating one of them, a female, with a bottle of wine before the rest of the group started attacking them both.

Other passengers managed to pull the couple to safety, and were also assaulted in the process.

Three passengers were left injured after a group of girls bottled two women and a man in two separate assaults on a busy train https://www.btp.police.uk/news/btp/news/appeals/serious-assaults -on- train-between-kent-and-london /

Detectives also urgently want to talk to this man (Picure: British Transport Police)

The victims boarded the Belvedere and were driven to the hospital while the group remained on board.

Four CCTV images showing three young women in dark clothes and a male with a hat and dark clothes with a hood have been released.

Detectives want to quickly identify them and say they ‘might have information that can help [our] investigation’.

Anyone who recognizes them in the picture or has information has been urged to contact UK Transport Police by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 with reference to reference 492 of 11/09/21.

They can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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