British Transport Police are appealing for help after a man was attacked with a broken bottle on a train.
The suspects left the train at Welling, which was a service from Charing Cross to Dartford.
In their appeal, British Transport Police state that at 11.20pm on Thursday 22nd July “two teenage girls and one boy were causing a disturbance on the train and asked them to be quiet.”
“They became verbally abusive and threatening towards the victim. The boy then smashed a bottle of Smirnoff vodka on the seat of the train and swung it towards the victim, cutting his hand.”
“The boy then kicked the victim several times, before the group got off the train at Welling station.”
If you have any information, please contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 766 of 22/07/21.
The victim attended hospital for injuries to his hand.
While additional staffing may not have prevented it, it doesn’t help that evening trains on Southeastern Metro are a free-for-all. There are no onboard staff apart from the driver and almost all stations are unstaffed (and even if so, staff visibility is next to non-existent).
Even central London station see all barriers opened up. It’s a world away from the tube and some other train operating companies.
It also does little to encourage rail as safe means of transport in south east London.