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Sexual assault on Aberdeen to Inverness train

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We’re appealing for information after a woman was touched inappropriately on a train travelling from Aberdeen to Inverness.

At around 9.20pm on Friday 16 May, a woman walked through a carriage on the 8.14pm service, as it was journeying between Keith and Elgin.

As she walked past, a man touched her inappropriately. She turned around and told him not to do that, before walking off.

The man got off the train at Elgin and was believed to be travelling with around seven other men. He was white, around 25-years-old and 6ft tall. He was wearing a black and white top and sunglasses.

Investigating officer Det Con Nick Ritchie said: “No one has the right to treat another person like that. We’re determined to stamp out this kind of behaviour from our rail network, so please, if you know this man, let us know.

“If you’re ever made to feel uncomfortable, are the victim of a sexual assault or witness one taking place, you can discreetly text us on 61016 and that text goes straight through to our control room.”

Do you recognise this description or did you witness the assault taking place? Please let us know by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40, quoting reference 682 of 16 May.

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