Man suffers homophobic abuse on Bexleyheath train

Man suffers homophobic abuse on Bexleyheath train

Man suffers homophobic abuse on Bexleyheath train

First published in News News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , reporter

A man suffered homophobic abuse on a train from Charing Cross to Bexleyheath.

British Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for information after the man suffered homophobic abuse and was assaulted on July 15.

Investigating officer, PC Michael Willoughby said: “The victim boarded the train at Charring Cross around 5.30am.

"During the journey a man sat opposite him and began making homophobic comments to him and began taking pictures of the victim on his phone.

“The victim challenged the man, but was punched and kicked in return.”

The suspect is described as Chinese man, aged around 35, wearing a casual dark grey shirt, black trousers and black shoes. He is thought to be of proportional build and around 5’9.

Officers are appealing to anyone who was on the service at the time and who may have information about what took place.

PC Willoughby continued: “Anti-social or violent behaviour has no place on the railway and passengers should feel able to use the network without fear of becoming a victim of crime.

“Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has any information about what took place, should get in touch.”

Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police by calling 0800 40 50 40 or texting 61016 quoting SSUB/B6 of 7/8/14. Alternatively contact the independent charity, Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 anonymously.

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10:19am Mon 11 Aug 14

C¥dne¥ says...

Cant beleive this day and age people still get homophobic abuse hurled at them!! Hope the vile man gets caught!!
Cant beleive this day and age people still get homophobic abuse hurled at them!! Hope the vile man gets caught!! C¥dne¥
  • Score: 20

8:05am Tue 12 Aug 14

reasonable75 says...

Just wondered how the assailant knew the victim was gay?
Just wondered how the assailant knew the victim was gay? reasonable75
  • Score: 22

11:53am Tue 12 Aug 14

Gypo.Joe says...

reasonable75 wrote:
Just wondered how the assailant knew the victim was gay?
GAYDAR boi !!
[quote][p][bold]reasonable75[/bold] wrote: Just wondered how the assailant knew the victim was gay?[/p][/quote]GAYDAR boi !! Gypo.Joe
  • Score: -12

11:13am Thu 14 Aug 14

the wall says...

I'm please to see the comments have been cleared up.
I'm please to see the comments have been cleared up. the wall
  • Score: 2

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