Two women in hospital after Brixton tube ‘altercation’

ALTERCATION: Officers gather evidence at Brixton tube. Picture by Andy Thornley

Two women in their twenties were taken to hospital tonight after an altercation in Brixton tube station.

Both women received “superficial wounds” in the fight, which happened about 7pm, shortly after a pedestrian was hit by a motorbike just yards away in Brixton Road.

They were both arrested and taken to hospital for treatment.

A spokesman for the British Transport Police said: “It appears that an altercation took place between two women, resulting in both receiving what are thought to be superficial wounds.

Pic by Andy Thornley

“The women, a 23-year-old woman from Enfield and a 25-year-old woman from Brixton, were arrested and have been taken to hospital for further treatment by London Ambulance Service medics. Their injuries appear to be superficial and are not life threatening at this time.

“A third person involved in the altercation, a 32-year-old woman from Dagenham, was also arrested and taken into custody, where she remains currently.

“Officers are making enquiries into the incident, checking whether CCTV footage is available and speaking to witnesses in order to build a full picture of what exactly took place, including how the women came to be injured.”

Anyone with information or who can assist the investigation into the incident is asked to contact BTP on Freefone 0800 40 50 40.

Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Pic by Andy Thornley