Man attacked at George Street tram stop
A MAN was violently attacked at George Street tram stop in Croydon town centre last Tuesday (June 26).
British Transport Police (BTP) said two men had argued as they left the tram, just before 5pm.
There was some pushing and shoving between the pair, a BTP spokesman said, and then one attacked the other, punching him around the head and body and then headbutting him.
The victim, a 48-year-old man from Croydon, was left with serious bruising and swelling to his face. The assault also knocked out two of his teeth.
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The attacker, last seen heading in the direction of Park Street, is described as a tall black man aged between 40 and 45.
He had short grey-flecked black hair, with dreadlocks on top, and was wearing a grey T-shirt and a cap with a dark brown and green camouflage cap.
BTP officers are appealing for information and are asking anyone who saw what happened to get in touch.
"We're making a number of local enquiries as part of our investigation, which will include checking whether the incident and offender were captured on CCTV," said
Inspector Tim Bradley, based at Croydon BTP station on Addiscombe Road.
"If you witnessed the attack or have any information about the man responsible, please get in touch."
To contact BTP, call free on 0800 40 50 40, quoting reference B10/LSA of 29 June 2012
Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.