PICTURES: Police release images in connection with Lower Sydenham train attack

PICTURES: Police release images in connection with Lower Sydenham train attack

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PICTURES: Police release images of Lower Sydenham train attackers

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Police have released CCTV images of three men they would like to speak to in connection with an assault on a train at Lower Sydenham.

British Transport Police (BTP) made public the pictures today (June 30) after a 21-year-old man was left cut while travelling on a Southeastern service to Charing Cross.

Police say the victim was approached by a group of three and attacked as he boarded the train.

Officers describe a “frightening incident” for the victim and other passengers on board.

Detective Constable Rachel Smith said: “At about 9.45am on Thursday June 5 a 21-year-old man waiting at the station was approached by three men.

“One of the men sat next to him for a few minutes, chatting to him, before the group left.

“However, when the victim boarded a Charing Cross-bound train one of the group ran back, attempting to force his way onto the train by stabbing at the doors with a knife.”

The attacker managed to get the doors partially open and cut the victim as he kicked out in self defence. The suspects then fled the scene.

DC Smith added: “Fortunately the victim was not seriously injured, but this was a frightening incident, not only for the man concerned but also for the other passengers on the train.”

Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact BTP on 0800 40 50 40 or by text on 610016. Reference: SSUB/B6

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11:59am Mon 30 Jun 14

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