Search

Gang launch “unprovoked” attack on a Newham commuter and friend at station

14:40 06 March 2013

Police want to identify the person shown in this CCTV image.

Police want to identify the person shown in this CCTV image.

BTP - submitted

A gang of men launched a “vicious” unprovoked attack on two friends who were waiting for a train – and now detectives have released these photos in an attempt to identify the suspects.

The pair, a 43-year-old man from Tower Hamlets and a 50-year-old man from Newham, were waiting on the platform at Langdon Park Docklands Light Railway station on Saturday (March 2) at 9.20pm.

“A group of around five young men then approached the victims and, completely unprovoked, attacked them,” said Det Con Paul Miller, of British Transport Police.

“This was a vicious and sustained assault that left the two victims with severe bruising and swelling.”

The officer said he decided to release CCTV images of five men they would like to speak to in connection with the incident, and added: “We’ve carried out a number of enquiries to try and establish the identity of this group, including speaking to witnesses and circulating images on police intelligence systems, but to no avail so far.”

Anyone who recognises the men in the pictures, or with information about the assault, should contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, quoting B6 of 05/03/13, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Latest Newham News Stories

25 minutes ago
Bird house olympic tower

Bird houses in the design of famous London landmarks have been created in a bid to entice more birds to fly back to the capital and halt the steady decline of the animals.

London
17:11
Emergency services have been called to a reported stabbing outside Newham Collegiate

Emergency services have been called to a reported stabbing outside Newham Collegiate on Barking Road.

Met Police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe and recovered firearms

Gun crime in Newham is the focus of a new Metropolitan Police operation.

Metropolitan Police
14:25
Happy locals outside of St Luke's Community Centre

A financially stricken community centre in Canning Town has received a much needed donation to be put towards a new floor.

London

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Read more
Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe