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Four men arrested over train attack on homeless man

Four men have been arrested in connection with a "brutal" attack on a 32-year-old homeless man on a train.

The man was punched, kicked and stamped upon on a Southern rail service from East Croydon to London Victoria in the early hours of 17 January.

He was subsequently treated in hospital for multiple facial fractures.

Four men aged between 20 and 25 have been arrested in connection with the attack. They were released on bail until 4 February.

Last week detectives released CCTV images of four men they wanted to question about the incident.

Det Con John MacNaughton described it as "a brutal and callous attack on a man who had absolutely no chance of defending himself".

A 24-year-old from Beckenham, south-east London, was arrested alongside a 24-year-old from Caledonian Road, a 25-year-old from Highbury and a 20-year-old from Islington, all north London.



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