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Police call for help public's help following violent attack at Orpington station

PUBLISHED: 11:35 20 December 2013 | UPDATED: 11:35 20 December 2013

Police are continuing to look for witnesses to a violent attack on board a train at Orpington station.

They have undertaken “several lines of enquiry” but need further help from the public following the “nasty” incident in September.

The victim, a man from Tunbridge Wells, was on the train shortly after 11pm on Wednesday, September 18.

“He became embroiled in a verbal confrontation with a man he didn’t know,” according to Det Con Steve Best, who is leading the investigation.

“At this point, the suspect approached him and stood next to his seat, kicked him in the leg, and hit him around the head,” he added.

The victim attended hospital with an injury to his knee, and cuts to his ear, mouth and head.

The suspect is described as a white man with short fair hair, aged between 25 and 35.

He is around 6ft tall, of stocky build, and was wearing a dark blue jumper, jeans and white trainers, with a black computer bag.

DC Best added: “We appreciate that some time has passed, but it is vitally important that we speak to anyone who witnessed the incident and can help us build a picture of what took place.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 quoting background reference LSA/B16 of 18/12/2013 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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