CCTV footage shows bus commuter strangled by scarf

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CCTV footage shows bus commuter strangled by scarfMet Police


A onboard CCTV camera captured the moment when an unsuspecting commuter travelling on a London bus was strangled until he passed out.

The 37-year-old man was on his way to work in the Earls Court area of London on a single decker C1 bus, when a fellow passenger, who was sitting behind him, wrapped the scarf around his neck. The victim lost consciousness for a few seconds, before his assailant tried to strangle him again.

CCTV footage shows bus commuter strangled by scarfMet Police


The Daily Mail reports that the suspect, a black male in his early to mid 20s, was captured on CCTV getting off the bus at Shepherds Bush at 1.57pm. He was wearing a grey beanie hat, a sleeveless puffa-style jacket over a beige sweatshirt, dark jeans and boots.

The victim was assisted by other passengers and got off the bus at Earls Court, where he reported the incident to police.

Detective Constable Thomas Norman of Notting Hill CID told the Daily Mail: "This was an unprovoked attack on an innocent passenger who was on his way to work.

"The victim has been left highly traumatised. It was so violent that he passed out and this could have been far worse.

"I would urge anyone with information or anyone who recognises this man to contact us as soon as possible. This man is a danger to the public."

Anyone with information can contact Notting Hill CID on 020 8246 0217, the non-emergency police line on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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