Police appeal after man attacked on Waterloo to Putney train


The 22-year-old was returning home from a night out in Central London.


By SWLondoner staff

Police are appealing for information after a man was attacked and had his wallet and phone stolen on a train from London Waterloo to Putney last month.

The 22-year-old was returning home after a night out in central London when the incident took place at 5.45am.

While he was sitting in the front carriage of the train, a man approached him and punched him in the face, causing a broken cheekbone as well as bruising and swelling.

He then stole his Blackberry phone, worth £300 and his wallet, which contained his cards and a small amount of cash.

“This was an unprovoked, nasty attack on a member of the public simply trying to make his way home,” said Detective Constable Gary Bellinger.

“While violent robberies of this nature are very rare on the rail network, BTP treat them with the utmost seriousness where they do occur, and we are using every available resource to identify the perpetrator and bring him to justice.”

It is believed the suspect left the train at Putney and went to McDonalds, where he used the victim’s credit card to purchase food.

Police have released clear photos of a man who believe will have information about the offence, and urge that he or anyone who knows him to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, text 61016 call or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. In all calls please quote log B7/LSA of 03/05/13.

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