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Appeal for information after robbery and assault - Hampton Wick, London

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We are appealing for information after a robbery on board a train from Kempton Park to Hampton Wick and an assault at Hampton Wick station, which officers believe are linked.

The robbery happened between around 11pm and 11.30pm on Friday 30 June.

Two teenage boys were on a train when they were approached by a group of three men who asked them to empty their pockets.

They stole a wallet, iPhone and Oyster card from the first victim.

They threatened the victims and at one point slapped one of them across the face and made contact with him on the jaw with a vodka bottle.

Fortunately he did not sustain any injuries.

When the train arrived at Hampton Wick, the three offenders alighted from the train.           

One of the men then assaulted another man at the station, near the ticket machines.

The victim, a 22-year-old man, had been walking down the stairs to the exit of the station by the main road when the offender came up from behind and grabbed a cigarette from the victim’s hand. The victim turned around and the offender hit him with a vodka bottle on his head.

The victim sustained a large cut to his head and bruising to his eye and cheekbone.

Members of the public came to help him including a woman who walked him home.

Officers would like to trace this woman, who had an Irish accent, and anyone else who witnessed the incident who has not yet come forward to police.

If you have any information about the incidents, please call Det Con Vanessa Cadrecha-Paolucci on 0800 40 50 40 or text information to 61016, quoting reference number 222 14/7/17.

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