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Appeal after brothers assaulted

News   •   Nov 25, 2016 06:30 GMT

[Image of man police wish to speak with]

Officers from the Roads and Transport Policing Command are appealing for the public’s help in identifying a man they wish to speak to regarding assaults on two teenage boys in Dagenham.

On Monday, 26 September, police were called at around 18:00hrs to reports of two brothers having been attacked at a bus stop near to Tesco Express in Heathway.

Officers attended the home address of the two victims, aged 16 and 17. They were found to be suffering from facial and head injuries. 

The teenagers told police that at around 17:00hrs they were waiting at a bus stop for a Route 173 or Route 175 bus to take them south on Heathway. 

Whilst waiting at the bus stop they noticed a man staring at them; they ignored him. 

A bus arrived and as the younger victim was getting ready to board it, he was suddenly attacked by the suspect. He was seen by his brother to be punched several times around the face before falling to the floor. Concerned for the safety of his brother, the second victim kicked the suspect. 

The suspect continued to assault the 16-year-old whilst he was on the floor. He then began assaulting the older boy by punching him several times in the face and head.

Both boys managed to get away from the suspect and boarded another bus that came by. Both boys were seen by the London Ambulance Service.

The suspect is described as a white man, aged in his mid-20s and 5ft 8ins tall. He was wearing a grey hooded top, dark blue jeans with black Nike Air trainers.

Anyone with information or any witnesses are urged to contact PC Naomi Goodman via 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

No arrests have been made and enquiries continue.