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Police appeal after man beaten on train near Richmond
British Transport Police (BTP) are appealing for information after a man was repeatedly punched on a train near Richmond.
Officers from BTP are investigating the assault, which took place on Saturday, February 23, and left the 47-year-old victim hospitalised.
The man, who may have got off at Richmond, was white, in his late 20s, slim, about 5ft 11in and with short blond hair.
PC Alexandra O’Leary, leading the investigation, said: “The victim was travelling on the 11.20pm London Waterloo to Reading train with a friend when he was approached by a man he did not know.
“The suspect was walking through the train and bumped into the victim.
“He then started making threats towards him before punching him in the face several times, at about 11.30pm, when the train was between Clapham Junction and Richmond.”
BTP want to hear from anyone who was on the train and who remembers anything which may assist the police in their investigation.
The train that night terminated at Ascot because there was a special bus service.
Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 405040, quoting B6/LSA of 06/03/2013 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.