The Metropolitan Police are searching for a violent suspect in a recent bus attack that occurred in Wembley. According to investigators, a victim on the bus was stamped on the head and then robbed in a totally random and violent attack that happened suddenly, without warning.
Scotland Yard has released an image of the suspect that was pulled from CCTV footage, and they have appealed to the public for any information about the man, who still remains on the loose.
The incident occurred on the 19th of July, on a route 483 bus in Ealing Road in Wembley, at around 8.15 in the evening.
The victim was a 33-year-old man who just got on the bus before he was attacked and had his wallet stolen. The attacker was reportedly already on the bus for some time when the attack occurred. The victim made an attempt to fight back and defend himself but he was eventually overpowered by the suspect after a short scuffle and forced down into a seat. The victim was then knocked down onto the floor and the suspect stamped on his head before fleeing the scene.
#APPEAL | Do you recognise this man? Police want to locate him following a robbery and assault on a bus in #Wembley #Brent in July. Pls call 101 and quote CAD7931/19Jul with info. https://t.co/9hZLMbl5ls
— Brent MPS | North West BCU (@MPSBrent) September 17, 2020
Luckily, the victim did not require hospitalization but he sustained some minor injuries during the fight.
PC Nick Kortright, from the Roads and Transport Policing Command, said that although the injuries sustained were not serious ones, this was a sudden and violent attack that left the victim severely shaken.
“We need the public’s help to identify the man in the image – please contact us as soon as possible if you have any information,” Kortright said.
So far, there have been no leads in the case and police are asking the public to come forward with any information that they might have about the incident or the suspect.
Anyone who has information is being asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting reference CAD 7931/19July. Alternatively, you can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.