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Appeal for witnesses after robbery on-board London Underground train

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Detectives are today appealing for witnesses after a robbery on-board a London Underground District line train between Whitechapel and Mile End stations on Friday 9 October.

It is reported that a group of 12-15 young men boarded the District line service at Whitechapel station. At around 6.30pm, one of the men from the group approached the victim and demanded to know where he was from and threatened to stab him.

The victim then took off his earphones to place them in his pocket. As he did so, the man tried to take them from the victim, but was unsuccessful. The man then grabbed the victim by the collar and, as the victim resisted, slapped him in the face.

Another man from the group then grabbed the victim and pushed him into a seat before a further four men punched and kicked the victim in the face and body. As this was happening, another of the men from the group pulled out a knife.

Members of the public then intervened by pulling the victim away from the group of men.

Some of the men from the group got off at the next stop, Stepney Green station, with the rest of the group disembarking at Mile End station.

Anyone who witnessed what happened is asked to contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 514 of 09/10/2020.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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