|Priest Punched in the Face at South Ealing Station|
Members of the public report attack by a group of young people
Police have received reports of an attack on a priest at South Ealing underground station this morning (11 May).
British Transport Police say they were contacted by members of the public who witnessed the attack which took place at around 9.30am. They said that the priest who it is thought was with a group of clergymen was attacked by a group of three or four young people who punched him in the face. The victim has not at this stage made a complaint to the police.
Investigating officer PC Kevin Buck said, “We’ve had a number of reports of a nasty assault taking place this morning and so have launched an investigation to find out what happened.
“We’re appealing for anyone who may have seen the incident taking place, or to the victim himself. Please come forward, as this kind of behaviour is unacceptable and it is important we locate the offenders.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact BTP on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016, quoting 96 of 11 May.
May 11, 2017