Man, 81, kicked in Victoria to Orpington train assault
An 81-year-old man was kicked and punched in the head in a "frightening assault" on a south London train, British Transport Police has said.
The pensioner, who was on his way to see his grandchildren, suffered severe swelling and a possible fractured left cheek.
He had been travelling on a train from London Victoria to Orpington.
It was close to Bromley South station when he was attacked on 19 July at about 18:30 BST.
The attacker claimed the pensioner was "staring" at him and lashed out, according to investigating officer PC Clive Thomas.'Frightening assault'
"A man boarded at Penge East with his girlfriend and a short while into the journey this man accused the 81-year-old victim of staring at him," he said.
"Heated words were exchanged before the man jumped from his seat and delivered a fierce punch to the victim's head.
"He then went on to kick him in the head before leaving the train at Bromley South station with his girlfriend.
"This was a violent and frightening assault on an elderly man who was on his way to visit his grandchildren and has left him feeling shaken and vulnerable."
Officers have released a CCTV image of a man they believe may have information about the attack.
"It is vitally important that we speak to the man pictured to find out what happened and I would urge him or anyone who recognises him to contact police immediately," Mr Thomas said.