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CCTV still issued following Wembley bus assault

News   •   Sep 17, 2020 07:50 BST

[CCTV still of man sought by police - Wembley bus assault]

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to trace in connection with a robbery and assault on a bus in Brent.

The attack took place on a route 483 bus in Ealing Road, Wembley, at around 20:15hrs on Sunday, 19 July.

The victim, a 33-year-old man, was assaulted as soon as he boarded by a man who stole his wallet. He fought back and the pair ended up at the back of the bus where the suspect forced him down into a seat.

He then knocked the victim to the floor and stamped on his head before fleeing the scene. The victim sustained cuts and bruising to his head but did not require hospital treatment.

PC Nick Kortright, from the Roads and Transport Policing Command, said: "Although the injuries sustained were not serious ones, this was a sudden and violent attack that left the victim severely shaken. We need the public's help to identify the man in the image - please contact us as soon as possible if you have any information."

Anyone who has information should call 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting reference CAD 7931/19July. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

There have been no arrests; enquiries continue.