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Richmond station assault: Police hunt man as boy, 17, left in critical condition following violent attack

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A teenage boy is in a critical condition after a violent attack at a west London station.

Police have launched a manhunt for a suspect after the 17-year-old victim was knocked to the ground before suffering a number of blows and kicks to the head.

It happened after an altercation at Richmond station at about 5.45pm on Sunday.

The suspect left the station with a woman, while the victim was hospitalised with serious injuries.

British Transport Police is appealing for information on this suspect (British Transport Police)

As British Transport Police (BTP) released CCTV images of the suspect, Det Sgt Emma Boulton said: “This was a particularly violent assault and I’d like to ask the man in these pictures to come forward.

“Likewise, I’d also like to hear from anyone who recognises this man, or who was in the station at the time.

“If you have information which may help us investigate, then please do get in touch with us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information is asked to call BTP on 0800 40 50 40, quoting reference 442 of March 24, 2019. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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