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Racially aggravated assault on Central Line - London

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We’re appealing for information after a vicious and racially-motivated assault on the Central Line.

At around 3.45am on Saturday (7 April), the victim – a 24-year-old woman – was talking to some friends in Spanish.

Two nearby women heard her and started shouting at her, saying she should be talking English when in England.

They then grabbed her hair and pulled her around by her hair. This resulted in injuries to her scalp and cuts to her face.

The women were both black and had braided hair. They were believed to be in their late twenties and one was wearing a brown jacket, while the other was wearing a black jacket.

The train was travelling from Liverpool Street to Stratford.

Officers are currently making a number of enquiries, including looking at CCTV from the stations and would like to speak to any witnesses from the night. Were you in the carriage and did you see what happened? Likewise, do you recognise anyone matching the above description?

Please contact BTP by calling 0800 40 50 40 or texting 61016 with reference 91 of 7 April. 

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