Act or turn the other cheek? It's a modern dilemma
And for that, she's followed and then attacked. She suffers a broken nose and serious facial bruising.
These CCTV pictures from the scene make uncomfortable viewing.
It's a dilemma.
Many of us have been in similar situations but may not have said anything. Only a few weeks ago, I was on a train to Slough and two passengers were sitting across the aisle with their dirty shoes on the seats.
A minor "offence" I appreciate but nonetheless irritating.
Should I have told them to do the right thing? Or stay quiet and accept selfish behaviour. To my shame and I hate to confess this but I did the latter.
Coward, I hear you cry. Others though may say it was an act of self-preservation.
The victim at Carpenders Park railway station is a 27-year-old professional dancer. The attack, which was in broad daylight, has left her traumatised.
She says: "After the incident I was very paranoid at home, I could not sleep and was worried about how to protect my 16-month old daughter."
"After an operation on my nose, I had to rely on family to care for my daughter as I was suffering from terrible headaches, which I still occasionally suffer. I still cannot feel the left-side of my nose either."
What would you have done? Would you have spoken up? Or just remained silent?