Police hunt female gang after passengers attacked with bottles on busy train

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CCTV from the police of the girls the Police. See SWNS story SWNNbottle; Three passengers were left injured after a gang of girls bottled two women and a man in two separate assaults on a busy train. One victim was set upon after asking the rowdy group of around six men and women to stop making so much noise on a train travelling from Kent to central London on a Saturday evening. As a result she was punched, kicked and hit with a glass bottle and had to flee from the train to escape the barrage of blows. A couple were later attacked on the same service going back to Dartford, Kent, after the group started shouting abuse at them, with one girl in the gang brandishing a wine bottle and attacking the female victim. The first assault happened on September 11 on a train heading from Dartford to Charing Cross at around 5.45pm.
POlice have released CCTV images of girls they are looking for in connection with two serious assaults on board a busy train. (SWNS)

Police are hunting a gang of girls who bottled two women and a man in separate attacks on a busy train. 

All three victims were left injured after the attacks which took place on a train as it travelled between Kent and central London on a Saturday evening.

British Transport Police said the girls were among a rowdy group of around six men and women who started shouting at each other after boarding the train at Slade Green station in south east London just before 6pm on 11 September.

A woman who was also travelling on the train asked the group to "quieten down a little", sparking an attack.

First one of the group barged into her and as the woman tried to flee to another carriage, the gang followed her and launched an attack on her, kicking her in the head and hitting her with glass bottles.

The gang boarded the train at Slade Green station in south east London, British Transport Police said. (Google Maps)
The gang boarded the train at Slade Green station in south east London, British Transport Police said. (Google Maps)

The woman managed to get off the train at Erith, south east London, with other passengers who gave her first aid before she was taken to hospital, British Transport Police said. 

The group stayed on the London-bound train and were seen on the same service more than an hour later travelling back to Dartford just before 7pm.

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The gang started verbally abusing a couple on the train, then a girl from the group attacked the woman with a wine bottle before the rest attacked both her and the man.

Both victims were pulled to safety by other passengers who were also assaulted by the group, police said.

The victims got off the train at Belvedere station and were treated for face and head injuries at hospital, while the gang stayed on the train.

Police are now looking for the gang and have released CCTV images of people they are looking for in connection with the incident.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: "Do you recognise these people? Officers investigating two serious assaults on-board trains travelling between Kent and London are today releasing images in connection [with the assaults].

"Officers believe those in the images may have information which could help their investigation."

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