CCTV appeal after woman knocked unconscious in unprovoked Tube attack
A woman was knocked unconscious in an unprovoked assault by a man who on a Tube platform because he thought she ‘was staring at him’.
British Transport Police (BTP) has released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the violent attack, which took place at Green Park station around 6.40am on December 23.
Detective Constable Dick Mortimer, the investigating officer, said: “The 62-year-old victim, from Brixton, was walking towards the Victoria line platforms when a man approached her.
“He accused her of staring at him before punching her in the face, causing her to fall back and hit her head on the floor.
“The man then kicked her and walked off towards the Victoria line, leaving the woman unconscious.”
BTP said the victim was taken to hospital with a cut to her head and bruising to her face and right leg.
DC Mortimer added: “This was a shocking, callous and unprovoked assault.
“Violence on the London Underground network is completely unacceptable and we will do everything we can to bring offenders to justice.
“I’d urge anyone who recognises the man pictured, or has any information that could help our investigation, to please contact us.”
Anyone with information should contact officers on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference LUA/B4 of 09/01/14, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.