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Images released following hate crime on bus

News   •   Dec 16, 2015 06:45 GMT

Police in Southwark have today, Wednesday 16 December released images of two women they are keen to speak with following a hate crime assault on a south London bus.

Officers were called at approximately 20:10 on 28 October to reports of a woman being subject to racial and Islamophobic abuse on a route 63 bus on London Road, Southwark. The bus was travelling from Kings Cross to Peckham.

Officers attended and spoke to a woman in her forties who was injured as a result of being punched in the head and kicked off the bus by two female suspects.

The suspects were heard by the victim and witnesses shouting racist and islamophobic abuse at the victim before and after the attack.

The victim was badly shaken and taken to a central London hospital for treatment. She has since been discharged.

Both suspects are described as black females aged in their twenties.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who recognises the women in the images released today.

No arrests have been made.

Officers from the Roads and Transport Policing Command continue to investigate.

It is believed that a number of passengers may have filmed the incident and taken pictures of the suspects. Police are urging anyone with footage or images of the incident to get in touch.

Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101 quoting reference 3031350/15 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555-111.