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CCTV image released in connection to sexual assault against man - Victoria Line, London

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Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man was sexually assaulted whilst he travelled to work on a Victoria Line train. 

The incident happened at approximately 7.30am on Wednesday 22 March as the 38-year-old victim was travelling to work. He has boarded the southbound Victoria Line service at Finsbury Park, it was very busy and he was standing. 

During the journey, a man stood very close to the victim and pressed himself against him. He then touched the man inappropriately in a prolonged manner. 

The touching did not stop until the victim left the service at Kings Cross. 
 
In connection to this investigation, officers are now able to release a CCTV image of a man they wish to speak with in connection. Who is he? 

Investigating officer Detective Constable Suleman Yazdani, said: “This was a disgraceful and prolonged assault committed on a busy commuter tube service. As you can imagine this was a frightening experience for him as he quite rightly did not expect or want this man to touch him.
 
“We are now in a position to release an image from CCTV of a man we would like to speak with in connection to this incident. If you recognise him, then please make contact with us as we believe he holds vitally important information.

“Unwanted sexual behaviour such as this will never be tolerated and we work closely with our partners throughout the capital to encourage victims to report offences. Recently, we launched a refreshed version of the highly successful Report it to Stop it campaign, to tackle under-reporting and raise awareness of the reporting services.”  

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 quoting reference 113 of 23/03/2017. Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Notes to editors 

Report it to stop it is a campaign to encourage passengers to report unwanted sexual behaviour to the police. Launched in April 2015, it follows the success of Project Guardian – a partnership between BTP, Transport for London (TfL), the Metropolitan Police and City of London Police – which began in 2013 and aimed to create a London transport network free from harassment.

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