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Witnesses sought after woman injured at Woolwich Arsenal station – London

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Detectives from British Transport Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was assaulted at Woolwich Arsenal station. 

The assault happened on Friday evening (10/02) at approximately 10.50pm. Officers were called to the station following reports of a disturbance. 

Police attended and disrupted an altercation between two women. A 31-year-old woman was taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service for treatment to a head injury. 

Investigating officer Detective Constable Carl Wayte, said: “This assault happened by the main ticket barriers at the station and I am keen to hear from anyone who was at the station at this time. 

“As you can imagine this was an incredibly distressing ordeal for this victim who sustained a laceration to her eyebrow. 

“We have a number of extensive enquires in place to help build a clear picture of what happened. However, if you witnessed the altercation, please get in touch as your information could be extremely helpful.” 

In connection with this assault, a 40-year-old woman from Bromley was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. She has been released on police bail to return on Friday 10 March pending further enquiries. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 596 of 10/02/2017. Alternatively, pass information anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.  
 

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