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Police appeal after violent assault at Waterloo

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Detectives investigating a violent robbery at Waterloo Station have released a CCTV image of two men they wish to speak with in connection with the incident.

Police appeal after violent assault at Waterloo

The incident happened at approximately 6.15pm on Sunday 24 March.

The victim had boarded an Overground train earlier that afternoon and travelled to Canada Water station where he changed on to a westbound Jubilee line train. During the earlier journey, two men were staring at him, and stood directly behind him on the Tube.

At Waterloo Station, one of the victim's Apple wireless headphones was forcibly removed on the escalators by the same two men.

The victim followed the two suspects, challenging them, however he was then assaulted by one of the men on Mepham Street. The two suspects then ran off towards Waterloo Bridge and the BFI IMAX cinema.

DC Vanessa Cadrecha-Paolucci said: "This was a frightening incident for the victim who refused to let two men take his items, however this sadly resulted in him being punched a number of times.

"We simply will not tolerate this on the Tube network and are today looking to identify the men in this CCTV image. I believe they hold vital information so would urge anyone with information on who they are to get in touch."

You can contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 1900024073. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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