Black teenage girl violently assaults 87 year old white lady during bus ride
Shocking moment 87-year-old woman punched in face by teenage girl on bus in Croydon
Police appeal for information after CCTV footage is released showing a teenager punching an elderly woman in the face after boarding a Route 166 bus in Croydon without paying
By Telegraph Video, and PA, video source ITN / Metropolitan Police10:05AM GMT 09 Nov 2015
A teenage girl has been caught on CCTV punching an 87-year-old woman in the face on a bus in Croydon.
The woman suffered a black eye after being punched by one of two teenagers who had boarded the Route 166 bus without paying, the Metropolitan Police said.
87-year-old holds cowers after being punched in the face (ITN / Metropolitan Police)
Most of the passengers left the bus after the girls began arguing with the driver and the elderly victim can be seen on CCTV standing next to the pair before the attack, at around 3.20pm on Friday October 16.
Both girls, described as black and aged between 14 and 18, ran away from the bus in Brighton Road, Coulston.
Images of teenagers police would like to speak with (Metropolitan Police)
Another woman passenger came to the aid of the victim, who was taken to St Helier Hospital and discharged later the same day.
Police sergeant Arran Hillier, from the Croydon Safer Transport Team, said: “This was a nasty attack on an elderly woman, who just wanted to get home. I urge anyone who may recognise the suspects to contact the police.”
Anyone who has any information should contact PS Hillier on 07825 386424 or via 101. Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111