Grandad, 81, kicked in head on board train near Bromley South station

PUBLISHED: 11:50 20 August 2013 | UPDATED: 14:56 20 August 2013

Police would like to speak with this man about the attack near Bromley South station.

Police would like to speak with this man about the attack near Bromley South station.


An 81-year-old man was kicked in the head on a train near Bromley South station last month.

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the attack at around 6.30pm on Friday, July 19.

The elderly victim had been travelling on London Victoria to Orpington service to see his grandchildren, when a man boarded at Penge East with his girlfriend.

He then allegedly accused the victim of staring at him before punching and kicking him in the head. He then left the train at Bromley South station.

As a result, the elderly man was left with severe swelling and a possible fracture to his left cheek.

Pc Clive Thomas said: “This was a violent and frightening assault on an elderly man who was on his way to visit his grandchildren and has left him feeling shaken and vulnerable.”

Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police on 0800 405040, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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