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Re-appeal for information after 14-year-old girl sexually assaulted - London

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We are continuing to appeal for information after a 14-year-old girl was sexually assaulted on a London underground train between Elm Park and West Ham.

The incident happened between 2.20pm and 2.30pm on 1 October and we appealed for information last year.

Officers have now established that the offender frequents Becontree station in Dagenham and we are issuing a renewed appeal to the public to help us identify him.

The 14-year-old girl was travelling on the westbound District line train between Elm Park and West Ham when she was sexually assaulted by a man.

The offender changed trains and alighted at Canning Town.

Officers would like to speak to the man shown in the CCTV images as he may have information which could help with the investigation.

Investigating officer, PC Ben Martin-Richmond, said: “Our investigation is on-going and enquiries so far have led us to believe that the offender frequents the Becontree area, at various times of day and night.

 “I am appealing specifically to people in thelocal area and anyone who uses Becontree station, as they may well be able to help identify the offender.

“I would like to hear from anybody who recognises the man shown in the CCTV images - I am sure that somebody knows who he is and it is very important that we speak to him as he may have information which could help the investigation.

 “A child was sexually assaulted on a Tube. This is completely unacceptable and something that nobody should have to experience. If you know anything that could help us to find the person responsible, I urge you to please come forward.”

If you recognise the man or have any information about the incident, please contact British Transport Police by calling 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016, quoting reference number 323 07/12/16.

You can also speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

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