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Police seek witnesses after child punched on train

British Transport Police have issued an appeal for witnesses after a 12-year old was punched on a Southeastern train last night.

BTP have stated a passenger became aggressive to passengers on the trains departing London Charing Cross.

Click here to see the exact train. According to police:

“His behaviour became increasingly more aggressive and he is then reported to have punched a child, thought to be around 12 years of age, who officers are now trying to trace.

A 28-year-old man from Greenhithe was removed from the train by BTP officers at Waterloo East and arrested on suspicion of assault, being drunk and disorderly and affray. He remains in police custody this morning (26/07).

British Transport Police Sergeant Tom Gallagher said: “I would ask anyone who witnessed this man’s behaviour and the reported assault on the child to please get in touch with us as soon as they can today to provide an account.

“The train was extremely busy and we believe many people helped to restrain him at the time who have not yet spoken to police.

“In particular, I would like to urge the victim of the assault, or their parents, to come forward and assist us with our enquiries. As you’ll imagine we are very concerned about the impact this incident could have had on them and we’d like to check on their welfare as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information can contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 635 of 25/07/19.

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