December 9 2013 Latest news:
Monday, August 12, 2013
Police are appealing for witnesses following a violent homophobic attack on a Piccadilly Line train in west London.
British Transport Police (BTP) said the incident took place at Hounslow East station, continuing on an eastbound train to Northfields, on July 8 at around 3pm.
Pc Paul Franklin, investigating, said: “Three men and a woman were standing on the platform at Hounslow East LU station when a man made homophobic remarks towards them.
“The argument continued on the train and the woman was assaulted by the man.
“A member of the public then intervened and he too was assaulted by the man. The altercation spilled out on to the platform at Northfields LU station and the victim left the station before police arrived.”
Pc Franklin said enquiries were ongoing and BTP were calling for anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.
A 27-year-old man from Hounslow has been arrested in connection with the incident and bailed pending further enquiries, a BTP spokesperson said.
Contact BTP on Freefone 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference B3/LUA of 12/08/13.