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Updated: Homophobic attack on a bus in Camden

News   •   Jun 08, 2019 10:01 BST

Detectives investigating a homophobic attack and robbery of two women in Camden have bailed five people arrested in connection with the investigation. 

A 16-year-old boy was arrested this morning, Saturday, 8 June on suspicion of robbery and aggravated GBH.
 
Four males aged between 15-18 have been arrested yesterday, Friday, 7 June on suspicion of robbery and aggravated GBH.  

All five have now been bailed to a date in early July.

Officers are not currently looking for any other parties in connection with the incident.
 
The incident happened at approximately 02:30hrs on Thursday, 30 May after the two women, both aged in their 20s, boarded the bus in West Hampstead.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has further information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD737/30May. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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