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Blind man, 80, assaulted on DLR at Canning Town

17:46 20 May 2014

Do you recognise this man?

Do you recognise this man?

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Police are appealing for information after a blind man was assaulted on the Docklands Light Railway.

Police wish to speak to this manPolice wish to speak to this man

The victim, aged 80, boarded the train at Woolwich Arsenal on Thursday, May 1.

During the journey, he was approached by a man who had been sitting opposite him.

Shortly before the train pulled into Canning Town station at around 8.20pm, the man placed his hand on the victim’s shoulder and pulled him to the floor.

He was helped to his feet by other passengers and both he and his attacker left the train at Canning Town.

PC Paul Read said: “Thankfully the elderly man wasn’t seriously injured as a result of the assault, but the attack was sudden and unprovoked.”

CCTV images of a man the police wish to speak to have been released, and anyone who recognises him or witnessed the incident is asked to call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference TSUB/B8 of 16/5/2014. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be used to give information anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.

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