Police hunting two ‘aggressive’ women who smashed wine bottle over Tube passenger's head

Police are searching for two women after a Tube passenger was hit over the head with a wine bottle. (SWNS)
Police are searching for two women after a Tube passenger was hit over the head with a wine bottle. (SWNS)

British Transport Police (BTP) are appealing for help in finding two women who left a Tube passenger with serious head injuries by smashing a wine bottle over her head.

The assault, which took place on the Northern Line, happened shortly after midnight on 17 June as the victim made her way home alone on the London Underground.

At around 12.30am two women sat opposite her and accused her of staring at them.

Without warning, the two women became aggressive and one of the suspects pounced on her, cracking a wine bottle over her head, BTP said.

One of the women was captured on CCTV clutching a bottle. (SWNS)
One of the women was captured on CCTV clutching a bottle. (SWNS)

As a result of the attack, the woman was left shaken and suffered a deep cut to the side of her forehead.

The two suspects were then spotted getting off the train at Golders Green Underground station.

BTP officers believe the women pictured in the CCTV images, that show one of them clutching a bottle, may have information that could help assist their investigation.

A spokesperson said: "At around 12.30am on 17 June, the victim was travelling home on the service when two women sat opposite her accused her of staring at them.

"They then became aggressive towards her before one of the women approached the victim and hit her on the head with the wine bottle she was carrying.

"The victim sustained a deep cut to the side of her forehead as a result of the attack.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 2100043618. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.