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Investigation launched after woman violently abusive towards woman and pregnant woman – London Bridge



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An investigation is underway after a woman was violently abusive towards a man on board a train at London Bridge.

The incident happened on board the 7.48am Southern service between London Bridge and Victoria on Monday 27 March. A 42-year-old man was travelling on the service when she observed a woman acting in an aggressive manner towards passenger who was pregnant. 

The pregnant woman then got up to move towards another carriage however the abuse continued. At this point, the man who was observing this torrent of abuse intervened and asked her to stop swearing at the pregnant woman. 

The suspect then towered over the victim and shouted violent and aggressive language at him over the course of a few minutes. 

Another passenger who was on the service then used their smartphone to take footage and images of the incident. 

Investigating officer PC Chris Abbott, said: “The behaviour of this woman was extremely aggressive and whilst she was not physically violent, her abuse would have been very frightening to the victim. No one should ever be subjected to this type of threatening and disgusting abuse and we have a number of active enquiries in place to trace the woman responsible. 

“I would like to hear from anyone who might recognise the person in the images which we have released. Any information no matter how small could be vitally important to our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to send a text to 61016 or call 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 91 of 27/03/2017. Alternatively, pass information anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 


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