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Pregnant woman punched in rush-hour attack on Finsbury Park Tube platform

PUBLISHED: 11:01 01 October 2018 | UPDATED: 11:08 01 October 2018

Finsbury Park Tube station platform sign.

Finsbury Park Tube station platform sign.

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A pregnant woman was punched in the abdomen on Finsbury Park station’s Victoria Line platform during rush hour last week.

Transport police are now appealing for information following the assault on Monday between 9.10am and 9.15am.

The woman was walking to board a southbound train and walked down the packed platform to a quieter area. As she walked past a group she was approached by a man from behind who hit her in the right of her abdomen. She challenged the man and told him she was pregnant but he then pulled her hair. Other commuters then intervened.

The man was white, in his 40s, tall and of a large build. He was balding and was wearing a hoodie and a black rucksack.

British Transport Police said enquiries were taking place, but still want to hear from anyone who can help identify the attacker.

Anyone with information can contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or calling 0800 405040, quoting reference 127 of September 24. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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