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Witnesses to assault and theft sought – London

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Officers are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted and his passport was stolen on a Tube train between Piccadilly Circus and South Ealing.

The incident happened between 11pm on 2 June and 12am on 3 June on a Piccadilly Line train. 

The victim, a man in his twenties, started a conversation with two other men on the train near Piccadilly Circus. As the Tube journey continued the two men became violent towards the victim. 

The victim was then punched, causing him to fall to the ground. He was then kicked multiple times by the two men. At South Ealing station, the victim managed to get up off the ground and run out of the train as the doors were closing. 

He sustained bruises to his face and arms as a result of the assault.

The next day the victim received a phone from one of the men saying they had his passport, and he would need to pay £500 to have it returned. 

One of the men was described as being black, around 6ft 3ins tall, he was approximately 19-23 years old, with a thick (chin strap) beard. He was wearing a navy blue Nike tracksuit and satchel. 

The second man was black, around 5ft 11ins tall with goatee beard, he was wearing a green tracksuit. 

Were you on this Tube train at this time? Did you see anything or do you recognise the descriptions of the two men? If so, please text 61016 or call 0800 40 50 40, quoting 420 of 20 June.
 

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