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Train passengers attacked by gang with glass bottles on services between Dartford and London Charing Cross


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Photos of four people have been released by police after train passengers were attacked by yobs with glass bottles in two separate assaults.

Three people were taken to hospital on the same day following the shocking incidents on trains travelling to and from Dartford.

Police have released images of four people after train passengers were attacked by a gang with glass bottles on services between Dartford and London Charing Cross. Picture: British Transport Police
Police have released images of four people after train passengers were attacked by a gang with glass bottles on services between Dartford and London Charing Cross. Picture: British Transport Police

In the first, the victim and a separate group boarded a service at Slade Green station travelling from Dartford to Charing Cross on September 11 at 5.45pm.

Those within the group started yelling at one another, which led to the victim asking them if they could quieten down.

She was threatened by one member of the group who also barged into her.

The victim was forced to retreat to another carriage but was followed by the gang who started attacking her – kicking her in the head and hitting her with glass bottles.

She managed to get off the train to escape the assault at Erith station with other passengers who provided first aid before she was treated at hospital.

But the group stayed on the London-bound train.

In the second incident on a train travelling back to Dartford shortly before 7pm, the victims, a couple, were on the train when a group of strangers hurled verbal abuse at them.

A short while later, a girl from the group started attacking the female victim with a wine bottle before the rest of the group attacked them both.

Both victims were pulled to safety by other passengers who were also assaulted by the group. The victims got off the train at Belvedere station and the group stayed on the train.

The victims were treated for facial and head injuries at a hospital.

Officers have released images of four people they believe may have information which could help with their investigation.

If you recognise them, or have any information, contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 405040, quoting reference 492 of 11/09/21.

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