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CCTV footage issued of woman sought - assault in Pimlico

News   •   Mar 27, 2019 05:30 GMT

[CCTV still of woman sought following assault]

Detectives investigating an assault in Pimlico are releasing CCTV footage of the incident in a bid to trace the woman involved.

The woman sought by officers was in the company of two children at the time of the assault.

The victim, who is in her 60s, was in the Tesco Express on Warwick Way, SW1 at around 12:00hrs on 29 May 2018 when she had a verbal exchange with another woman. She was then barged by the woman but left the shop uninjured.

As she walked along Warwick Way, she turned right onto Tachbrook Street Market and then left through a pathway onto Vauxhall Bridge Road.

While the victim stood at the traffic lights on Vauxhall Bridge Road outside Barclays Bank, the same woman came up and shoulder barged the victim into the path of an oncoming bus.

The victim fell forward into the passenger doors of the bus and sustained grazes and bruising to her ankles, shins and knees, a cut to the top of her head and muscle injury to her shoulders.

Detective Constable Samantha Edwards who leads the investigation said: "This was an unprovoked assault which could have had much more serious consequences.

"A number of enquiries have been undertaken to locate the person responsible.

"If you recognise this woman I would ask you to contact police immediately.

"It goes without saying that the victim has been deeply affected emotionally by this whole incident."

Please contact the Serious Crime Unit based at Westminster on 101 or tweet @MetCC.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 if you don't wish to speak to officers directly.