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Woman sexually assaulted on train to Erith – South East London

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Police officers from British Transport Police are appealing for information in tracing a man who sexually assaulted a woman on a train to Erith. 

The incident happened on board the 10.57pm Southeastern service from Cannon Street to Erith on Wednesday 7 December. 

The victim, a woman in her twenties, was seated on the train when an unknown man sat next to her. During the journey the man made intimidating sexual comments and then touched the victim inappropriately. He forcibly held her hand preventing her from leaving the train. The victim was then able to leave the train at Erith, officers also believe the man did as well. 

Investigating officer PC Greg Fulton, said: “Unwanted sexual or intimidating behaviour such as this is inexcusable and we are working hard to trace the person responsible. 

“During the journey, a member of the public became aware of this man’s behaviour and stepped in to assist. Were you this man? Please get in touch as you could also help us investigate.  

“As part of our investigation, we would be very keen to speak with the man in the CCTV image. I think he has vital information that could help us, if you know him, contact us as soon as possible.”  

Anyone with any information is asked to contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 229 of 09/01/2016. Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.  

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