Thursday, May 26

CCTV released after woman tries to stab teenage boy on London bus in Boxing Day attack



Officers from the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command have released CCTV footage and images to identify a woman after the attempted stabbing of a teenage boy on a London bus.

On 26 December 2015 at about 12:30pm, the 15-year-old boy boarded a Route 133 bus on Brixton Road, Lambeth, with his 51-year-old grandmother.

A police spokesman said: “The suspect, who was already on the bus, approached the victim and produced a large kitchen knife, which she attempted to stab the victim with. The victim’s grandmother intervened and managed to disarm the suspect, who then got off the bus and fled towards Oval.

The victim suffered a minor cut to the stomach, according to police reports. The woman is described as Asian, aged about 20 to 30 years. She was wearing a distinctive headscarf with a kangaroo print.

Anyone who was on the bus at the time of the incident or has any information, is urged to call police via 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 199092.