Assault At Central Line Station

Transport police appeal for witnesses

British Transport Police (BTP) are appealing for witnesses after two people attacked an officer over a ticket dispute at Shepherd's Bush Central line Tube station on Christmas Eve.

Detective Constable Denis Mahoney, the investigating officer, said:

"Around 5pm on Christmas Eve, a female PC was attacked by a man and a woman during a ticket dispute.

"The pair was arrested at the scene."

The officer, aged 43, suffered two black eyes and bruising and swelling to her jaw.

A 28-year-old woman from West Hampstead and a 26-year-old man from Holloway were arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and have been bailed to return to police on Thursday 4 February.

DC Mahoney added: "We have made arrests and are trying to build a complete picture of what happened on the day. I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward and talk to us."

Anyone who has any information about the incident can contact British Transport Police on FreeFone 0800 40 50 40 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quote incident number 357 of 24/12/2009.

20 January 2010