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Train journey leaves Anerley man with cut eye after attack

PUBLISHED: 13:44 22 January 2014 | UPDATED: 13:44 22 January 2014

Police would like to speak with this man in connection with the train assault.

Police would like to speak with this man in connection with the train assault.

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A late-night train ride to Penge West turned ugly when a man was punched in the face and ribs last month.

The 29-year-old victim, who was left with a cut eye, had been travelling on the 12.15am train from London Bridge on December 14.

It is thought a man became aggressive towards him before attacking him and leaving the train at Sydenham.

An image has been released of a man police would like to speak to in connection with the attack, which Pc Neil Allison said “was clearly distressing” for the victim.

He added: “The train was very busy at the time of the incident so many people would have witnessed what happened. If you recognise the man pictured, or have information with you think could help the investigation, I’d urge you to come forward.”

Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police on 0800 405 040, or text 61016 quoting LSA/B4 of 23/12/13. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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