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Woman Sexually Assaulted In Front Of Train Passengers

Tuesday 19th August 2014

Police want to speak to this man after a woman was sexually assaulted in front of other passengers on a train to Kent.

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Officers released the image over an incident which took place at around 1am on Friday 18th July.

The man followed a woman on to the 12.48 train from Charing Cross to Orpington at London Bridge, before sitting next to her and touching her inappropriately for 20 minutes.

Other passengers were in the carriage, but police believe they may have felt it was an amorous couple.

Detective Constable Andy Parkinson said: "There were a few people on the train at the time who may have thought the pair were a couple and were reluctant to step in. This was not the case and I am urging these people to come forward as they may have information crucial to our investigation.

"The manís behaviour was totally unacceptable and inappropriate and we are currently following several lines of enquiry.

"We are now releasing an image of man we want to speak to in relation to the incident. Please look closely at this picture, do you recognise the man? If you do, please get in contact with us."

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference B8/SSUB of 15/08/2014. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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