Violent Assault On A Couple & Child On The 85 Bus

Police appeal for witnesses to the incident in September

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Detectives investigating a violent assault on a couple on board a bus in Kingston have released a CCTV still of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

The incident happened on board the number 85 bus on Sunday 19 September at 1400 hrs, as the bus reached the junction of Kingston Vale and Woodview Close.

The victims, who are both in their 30's, had boarded the bus in Eden Street, Kingston together with their child who was in a buggy. Once on board the bus they became involved in an argument with another passenger over buggy space.

The argument escalated, culminating in the male suspect violently assaulting both the man and the woman, punching and kicking them; causing internal bleeding in the case of the female victim. Both victims required hospital treatment.

The suspect is described as black and between 5ft10 "- 5ft11" tall, approximately 35 years old, with short afro hair. He was wearing a dark coloured puffer jacket with a white logo on the left breast area, dark trousers and was seen with a black Blackberry phone.

The suspect got of the bus and headed in the direction towards Roehampton. He was also with a child in a buggy.

Anyone with information is asked to call DC Dave Norman from Kingston CID on 020 8721 5849 or if you wish to remain anonymous Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

December 6, 2010