Group of teenagers attacked at train station

PUBLISHED: 11:32 12 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:27 31 May 2010

A VICIOUS and unprovoked attack at Stansted Mountfitchet station left three teenagers injured on Friday May 2. British Transport Police (BTP) is appealing for information about the violent assault, which occurred at about 11.15pm, and left the teenagers

A "VICIOUS and unprovoked" attack at Stansted Mountfitchet station left three teenagers injured on Friday May 2.

British Transport Police (BTP) is appealing for information about the violent assault, which occurred at about 11.15pm, and left the teenagers with cuts, bruises and broken teeth.

A group of four friends, all teenage boys from the Stansted area, were waiting for their train on platform two at the station, when a youth, described as being in his late teens, approached them and asked for a cigarette.

Shortly after, the youth was joined by another male and the pair then launched an attack.

One victim, aged 17, was punched in the head; another, aged 18, was punched and left with a cut to his face, while the third victim, also 18, suffered two broken teeth after being punched.

Investigating officer from BTP, Det Con Sarah Trotter, said: "This was a vicious and unprovoked attack that has left a group of friends badly shaken.

"Three teenagers have been violently assaulted for no reason and it is vital that anyone with information comes forward as soon as possible to help us with our enquiries."

The two suspects are described as white and in their late teens and both were wearing thick gold chains.

Anyone with information should contact BTP on freefone 0800 405040 quoting incident number 80 of 03/05/08 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. All calls will be treated in confidence.

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