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Teen Arrested After 87-Year-Old Woman Punched In The Face On Bus

Updated: A 14-year-old suspect has been arrested and charged by police.

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According to the Metropolitan police, "On Friday, 16 October at about 15:20hrs, the victim was travelling on a Route 166 bus on Brighton Road, Coulsdon when the two female suspects boarded the bus without paying."

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She was taken by ambulance to St Helier Hospital, and discharged later that day, having suffered a black eye.

The police described the suspects as "as black girls, aged between 14 and 18 years old," and said that one of them was wearing a black head band.

A 14-year-old teen was today arrested on suspicion of ABH by officers from the Met's roads and transport policing command. She was taken to a south London police station and was later charged: She will appear at Croydon Youth Court on 10 December.

According to a Met statement, "Officers have also identified the second female involved in the incident - she has not been arrested at this time."

UPDATE

The video of the altercation and some of the original stills in this post have been removed following the arrest.

Alan White is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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