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Woman headbutted on rush hour train at Brixton

Thursday, November 22, 2012
4:50 PM

A woman was headbutted on a rush hour train this morning, police have said.

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The 40-year-old needed treatment for a head injury at Brixton train station just after the attack, which occurred as the train pulled into the station.

Rush hour services run by the Southeastern train company were held up due to the incident, with ambulance, Metropolitan Police and British Transport Police (BTP) all attending.

Officers from BTP have launched an investigation.

BTP said its officers and Met officers had been called to Brixton station just before 9am “following a report that a woman had been assaulted on board a train”.

The force went on: “Medics from London Ambulance Service also attended and the woman, aged 40, was treated at the scene for a head injury.”

BTP later said the woman had been headbutted but had been able to go home after treatment.

They added that officers were keen to identify a man described as black, aged between 35 and 45, around 5ft 9ins and of medium build.

He had short black hair with a goatee beard and was wearing a dark navy quilted jacket and dark trousers. He was also carrying a work bench.

Anyone with information call the BTP on 0800 405040 quoting reference B14/LSA of 22/11/2012 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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