Police appeal following Brent boy assault at Canons Park

CCTV image of man police seek following assault

CCTV image of man police seek following assault - Credit: Archant

Police officers are urgently trying to trace a man after a 16-year-old Brent boy was assaulted at Canons Park London Underground station.

Police appeal Brent boy assaulted at Canon's Park

Police appeal Brent boy assaulted at Canon's Park - Credit: Archant

CCTV images have been released of a man officers believe will be able to help them with enquiries into the incident, which took place on Thursday, 23 October.

DC Alban Barnes, leading the investigation, said: “At about 6pm, the victim was walking out of the station, heading to football practice, when a man approached him. Without warning, the man punched the boy to the ground, and then walked away.

“This was a nasty and seemingly unprovoked attack which left the boy with a black eye and bloody nose. It has also had a lasting emotional impact on the young man; affecting his confidence when travelling on public transport alone.

“I am determined to find the person responsible and bring him to justice before the courts.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference B7/TSUB of 27/11/2014. Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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