Police hunt bottle attackers
Police have released CCTV images of two women they want to identify in connection with a bottle attack on a female Good Samaritan.
British Transport Police have already given details about the incident which took place on a train between Wimbledon and Chessington South on Wednesday March 14.
Two women, described as being drunk and carrying bottles of alcohol, boarded the train at Wimbledon and were abusive to passengers in the carriage.
The women then picked on an elderly lady, taunting her and making lewd and inappropriate sexual comments.
When the victim intervened and challenged their behaviour, the women threatened to assault her.
Later, as the victim prepared to leave the train at Chessington South, she was shoved by one of the women before being struck on the side of the head with a bottle. The attack left the victim in pain, but fortunately uninjured.
PC Christian Lewis, one of the investigating officers, said: "This appalling incident saw the victim attacked for simply being a Good Samaritan and challenging the women’s loutish, unacceptable behaviour.
"As part of our enquiries, we've now been able to obtain CCTV images of two women we want to identify and speak to in connection with this incident. If you recognise them, we want to hear from you."
The images can be seen above right and below.
Anyone with information should contact BTP on Freefone 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference B7/LSA of 19 March. Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
April 19, 2012