Young couple attacked without warning by trio of thugs on train to Dartford

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A young couple were the victims of an unprovoked attack by a trio of thugs on a train travelling to Dartford via Woolwich.

British Transport Police officers have released CCTV images of three people they want to speak to over the assault.

A 22-year-old woman and 21-year-old man got on the 9.56pm service to Dartford at Charing Cross before a group boarded the service at either Waterloo East or London Bridge and sat close by.

A short time later on the evening of April 5, the two were physically assaulted by three members of the group in what PC Jason Weston-Collinson called a “violent and sustained attack” which meant both victims had to be hospitalised.

They got off at Woolwich Arsenal and police are still trying to establish where their attackers left the train. 

PC Weston-Collinson said: “This was a nasty assault which left the victims badly hurt and, understandably, very upset.

“I am determined to catch those responsible and bring them to justice.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference SSUB/B4 of 11/06/2014.

Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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12:14pm Thu 26 Jun 14

PaulErith says...

Well luckily the CCTV is very good so lets hope these scum are rounded up and punished. 3 on 2 - must be very hard.
Well luckily the CCTV is very good so lets hope these scum are rounded up and punished. 3 on 2 - must be very hard. PaulErith
  • Score: 50

12:54pm Thu 26 Jun 14

kentlad says...

PaulErith wrote:
Well luckily the CCTV is very good so lets hope these scum are rounded up and punished. 3 on 2 - must be very hard.
Lets hope what cowards they are!
[quote][p][bold]PaulErith[/bold] wrote: Well luckily the CCTV is very good so lets hope these scum are rounded up and punished. 3 on 2 - must be very hard.[/p][/quote]Lets hope what cowards they are! kentlad
  • Score: 30

2:01pm Thu 26 Jun 14

reasonable75 says...

But if it happened in April why wait 3 months before asking for information, surely if the police had published earlier there's more chance of someone remembering
But if it happened in April why wait 3 months before asking for information, surely if the police had published earlier there's more chance of someone remembering reasonable75
  • Score: 30

3:59pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Gypo.Joe says...

What we really need now is some immigrants or someone with a foreign sounding user name to come on and leave some snide comments like, " the usual suspects " etc etc etc. You know the usual crapola from the same old moronic few.

Thumbs down for Joe Boy....I love it you imbeciles.
What we really need now is some immigrants or someone with a foreign sounding user name to come on and leave some snide comments like, " the usual suspects " etc etc etc. You know the usual crapola from the same old moronic few. Thumbs down for Joe Boy....I love it you imbeciles. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: -2

5:57pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Teresacatherine says...

Hope they get prosecuted. No need for violence!!!
Mindless Thugs
Hope they get prosecuted. No need for violence!!! Mindless Thugs Teresacatherine
  • Score: 19

8:40pm Thu 26 Jun 14

maxcadyuk says...

Pity the police can't show these on BBC regional news. They would all be nicked before midnight.
Pity the police can't show these on BBC regional news. They would all be nicked before midnight. maxcadyuk
  • Score: 20

11:12am Sun 29 Jun 14

tanyabb44 says...

Gypo.Joe wrote:
What we really need now is some immigrants or someone with a foreign sounding user name to come on and leave some snide comments like, " the usual suspects " etc etc etc. You know the usual crapola from the same old moronic few.

Thumbs down for Joe Boy....I love it you imbeciles.
Well I am not an immigrant but I've lived in many parts of this city, this country and the world and I have to say that the white british working class culture in south east london is truly one of the most unpleasant and disturbing I have ever common across anywhere in the world.
[quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: What we really need now is some immigrants or someone with a foreign sounding user name to come on and leave some snide comments like, " the usual suspects " etc etc etc. You know the usual crapola from the same old moronic few. Thumbs down for Joe Boy....I love it you imbeciles.[/p][/quote]Well I am not an immigrant but I've lived in many parts of this city, this country and the world and I have to say that the white british working class culture in south east london is truly one of the most unpleasant and disturbing I have ever common across anywhere in the world. tanyabb44
  • Score: 6

2:32pm Tue 1 Jul 14

sarfflondonbird says...

tanyabb44 wrote:
Gypo.Joe wrote:
What we really need now is some immigrants or someone with a foreign sounding user name to come on and leave some snide comments like, " the usual suspects " etc etc etc. You know the usual crapola from the same old moronic few.

Thumbs down for Joe Boy....I love it you imbeciles.
Well I am not an immigrant but I've lived in many parts of this city, this country and the world and I have to say that the white british working class culture in south east london is truly one of the most unpleasant and disturbing I have ever common across anywhere in the world.
You would be referring to ole Gypo as well then? It is one nasty foul mouthed piece of work at times.
[quote][p][bold]tanyabb44[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: What we really need now is some immigrants or someone with a foreign sounding user name to come on and leave some snide comments like, " the usual suspects " etc etc etc. You know the usual crapola from the same old moronic few. Thumbs down for Joe Boy....I love it you imbeciles.[/p][/quote]Well I am not an immigrant but I've lived in many parts of this city, this country and the world and I have to say that the white british working class culture in south east london is truly one of the most unpleasant and disturbing I have ever common across anywhere in the world.[/p][/quote]You would be referring to ole Gypo as well then? It is one nasty foul mouthed piece of work at times. sarfflondonbird
  • Score: -3

2:35pm Tue 1 Jul 14

sarfflondonbird says...

What a nasty trio..........and so brave of them too. 3 onto 2...........anyway at least we have good cctv footage of them (for a change), with a bit of luck, mummy (who I wonder whether she/they are really proud of her/their little darlings) might have the decency to shop em both, they need it. And as for the old man.............well isn't he a bit too old to be getting into fisti cuffs?
Lock em up soon.
What a nasty trio..........and so brave of them too. 3 onto 2...........anyway at least we have good cctv footage of them (for a change), with a bit of luck, mummy (who I wonder whether she/they are really proud of her/their little darlings) might have the decency to shop em both, they need it. And as for the old man.............well isn't he a bit too old to be getting into fisti cuffs? Lock em up soon. sarfflondonbird
  • Score: 0

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