Homeless deaf woman attacked at Tube station

Police investigating after 'unprovoked' attack on vulnerable woman

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Homeless deaf woman attacked at Tube station

British Transport Police (BTP) is investigating after a 33-year-old homeless and deaf woman was assaulted at Wanstead Underground train station.

Officers have released CCTV images of a woman they want to speak to about the incident, on Saturday, 28 February.

PC Elspeth Cook, investigating, said: "At approximately 8.30pm, the victim was at the entrance to Wanstead Tube station when she was physically attacked by a woman.

"The aggressor left the scene, making her way into the station and down the escalators with a man."

BTP officers were on the scene in a matter of minutes but the suspect had left the station.

Officers are now appealing for the public's help identifying a woman they want to speak to from CCTV images.

PC Cook added: "I need to know who this woman is, as I believe she holds vital information about what happened that evening. If you know who she is, or have any other information that could help, please get in touch.

"This was a seemingly unprovoked assault on a vulnerable member of the community – the person responsible needs to be caught and held to account for their actions."

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference T/B2 of 30/03/2015. Alternatively, information can be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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