May 24 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was seriously assaulted at a Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station.
The 17-year-old from Essex was making his home when the attack happened at Tower Gateway DLR.
British Transport Police (BTP) have released a series of images of people they want to speak to in connection with the incidents.
Detective Sergeant Fintan Egan, the investigating officer, said: “The victim, a 17-year-old from Essex, had been out celebrating in London with friends and was making his way home on his own.
“As he made his way up the stairs towards the platforms, unprovoked, a group of between five and six men chased after the victim and attacked him with a bottle and a sharp object.
“The victim suffered a cut to his head, cheek and hand and required stitches for his injuries.”
The assault happened at around 12.50am on New Year’s Day.
DS Egan said: “We’ve carried out a number of enquiries to try and establish the identity of this group, including speaking to witnesses and circulating images on police intelligence systems, but to no avail so far.
“If you recognise any of these men, or have any information that could help our investigation, please contact us.”
Anyone with information call the BTP on 0800 405040 quoting B7 of 21/01/13 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.