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Appeal to identify second man in violent bus assault in Willesden

News   •   Aug 19, 2015 06:00 BST

Police in Brent have issued an image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a violent assault.

At approximately 06:00hrs on Sunday, 26 July, police were called to reports of a man injured following a fight on the N18 bus in Willesden.

The victim, a man aged in his 30s, was travelling on the bus with a woman when he became involved in a verbal dispute with a 26-year-old man [A] who boarded the bus at Edgware Road. As the bus stopped at Willesden Junction Station a second man aged in his 20s got on the bus and joined the other man.

The dispute continued and the man in his 20s attacked the victim with a razor blade causing cuts to his arm while the 26-year-old man assaulted him.

The woman was also assaulted as she tried to intervene - she was not seriously injured.

The bus then stopped at High Street, NW10 at the junction with Tubbs Road and both men ran off. The 26-year-old man was detained by police in Tubbs Road and subsequently charged in connection with this incident but his accomplice could not be traced.

Detective Constable Pankaj Patel of Brent CID said:“I am appealing to anyone who recognises the man to come forward and speak to police. This was a violent attack which could have ended with a more serious outcome. The victim has been left very distressed by the incident and we urgently require the assistance of the public in helping us trace this man.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Brent CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.