Police are appealing for information regarding the assault of a 30-year-old woman carrying her pushchair, which left her two-year-old with a fractured collarbone at Highams Park station.
Detective Constable Gerry Hughes from the British Transport Police said:
The victim, who had her two-year-old son in a pushchair, was approached by a man at Walthamstow Central station.
They both boarded the 2.47pm Liverpool Street to Chingford service as the train arrived at Walthamstow Central around 3.03pm. During the journey, the man began to racially abuse the victim.
When the train arrived at Highams Park station, the victim left the train with her pushchair. She was assaulted by the man, who pulled her hair, dragging her to the ground along with the pushchair. The man then made off from the scene.
British Transport Police has released images of a man, who is believed to have assaulted a 30-year-old woman carrying a pushchair, which left her two-year old son with a fractured collar bone at Highams Park station, in Chingford on June 23.
Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police (BTP) on 0800 40 50 40 quoting background reference B9/LNA of 24/06/2013. Information can also be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
A convicted burglar whose DNA was found on a raped pensioner today said he had been framed by police motivated by "hate".
56 year old Wendell Baker from Walthamstow is accused of raping 66 year old Hazel Backwell in her home in Stratford in January 1997. She died in 2002.
Baker, who has three convictions for burglary, was cleared of the rape in 1999 after the judge decided the case could not proceed - but he's facing a second trial under the double jeopardy law which allows a person cleared of a serious offence to face retrial in certain circumstances.
Today, Baker, whose semen DNA matched samples taken from the victim with a probability "in the order of one in a billion" told his trial the police had hounded him for years and that they hated him.
He denied attacking the victim, who was dumped in a cupboard, and said he never knew her.
A burglar is to be sentenced for manslaughter, after he killed a retired businessman in his home. Gezim Delijah from Walthamstow punched and kicked 64-year-old Ted Syrad to make him reveal the whereabouts of the key to his safe.
His wife was tied up in another room and threatened with an imitation gun by an accomplice with an Irish accent, who hasn't yet been traced.
Delijah, who's 41 and originally from Albania, was found guilty of manslaughter and burglary yesterday, and has been warned he faces a long prison sentence.