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Witnesses sought to a number of assaults on London Underground

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Officers are appealing for witnesses to a number of verbal and physically threatening assaults on a Westbound Central Line underground service.

At around 8.15pm on Thursday (25 January), a number of witnesses reported a man walking through at least two carriages between Oxford Circus and Bond Street.

He shouted at various passengers and threatened them. One witness described the man getting close to his face and shouting he was going to “slit his throat”. Others reported him swearing, throwing things around the carriage and continuing to threaten people.

The man left the train at Bond Street.

He was a white man, with tattoos on his arms or neck and was in his late twenties or early thirties. He was well dressed, wearing a dark mid-length sheep skin coat, dark speckled trousers and a flat cap.

Investigating officer PC Charlotte Gearing said: “We’d like to speak to anyone who was on the Tube while this was happening. The train would have been busy but many people will have left without contacting police.

“I know from speaking to a number of witnesses that they were left alarmed by this incident so if you have any information, please do let us know.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact BTP by calling 0800 40 50 40 or texting 61016, with reference 587 of 25 January.

There is no CCTV available at this time.

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