Police appeal following attack on deaf homeless woman at Wanstead station

Police want to speak to this woman in connection with an assault on a homeless woman at Wanstead Tube station. Picture...

Police want to speak to this woman in connection with an assault on a homeless woman at Wanstead Tube station. Picture: British Transport Police - Credit: Archant

Police have launched an investigation after a deaf homeless woman was allegedly assaulted at a Tube station.

Police want to speak to this woman in connection with an assault on a homeless woman at Wanstead Tube station. Picture...

Police want to speak to this woman in connection with an assault on a homeless woman at Wanstead Tube station. Picture: British Transport Police - Credit: Archant

The woman, 33, was “physically attacked” by another woman at the entrance of Wanstead station on Saturday February 28 at about 8.30pm according to police.

British Transport Police officers arrived but the suspect had managed to leave the scene.

PC Elspeth Cook said: “The aggressor left the scene, making her way into the station and down the escalators with a man.”

CCTV images of a woman police want to speak to in connection with the incident have been released.


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PC Cook added: “I need to know who this woman is, as I believe she holds vital information about what happened that evening. If you know who she is, or have any other information that could help, please get in touch.

“This was a seemingly unprovoked assault on a vulnerable member of the community – the person responsible needs to be caught and held to account for their actions.”

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Anyone with information about this incident can call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference T/B2 of 30/03/2015.

Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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