Police release images after two attacks
British Transport Police officers are appealing for witnesses as they investigate two incidents of assault on the tube in south London, one of which was racially motivated.
The incidents happened on London Underground, and officers believe the same woman is responsible for both attacks. In the second incident, she carried out at assault at Morden station.
The first assault happened further down the line at Stockwell station at 8.45am on Thursday, 27 March.
PC Eric Anang said: "A woman waiting on the busy northbound Victoria Line platform asked a woman behind her to step back so she could move away from the platform edge.
"Another woman took offence to the request and began shouting racist abuse at the victim, threatening to push her in front of an approaching train.
"She then followed the victim onto the train and attacked her. Other passengers dragged the woman away from the victim, who managed to get off the train at Victoria, but was left bruised and shaken by the attack."
Officers believe the woman who carried out this attack was responsible for another assault at Morden station on Friday, 2 May at around 8.20am.
PC Anang said: "In this second incident, a 19-year-old woman was barged into on the station stairs.
"She spoke politely to the woman who had bumped into her but, instead of apologising, the woman attacked the victim, punching her in the face, before boarding a train.
"While the victim was not seriously injured, she was understandably distressed by the assault. I believe the woman in the images (see right) can help with our enquiries into both incidents. If anyone recognises her I would ask them to contact us."
Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference TSUB/B13 of 18/8/2014. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
August 20, 2014