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Sexual assault on C2C train to Upminster – Essex



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Officers investigating a sexual assault on board a train between West Horndon and Upminster are today appealing for information. 

At approximately 7.35pm on Friday 16 February officers were alerted to a woman in a distressed state on board the train. It is believed she had been sexually assaulted by a man. 

The man was detained, and more BTP officers were called. However, the victim left the train before she could be spoken to further. 

Officers are now urgently appealing for the victim to contact officers. Likewise, anyone who was on board this train and saw what happened are also urged to contact police. 

Information can be passed to BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 624 of 16/02/2018. Alternatively, pass information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 

A 38-year-old man of no fixed address has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and theft by finding in connection to this incident. He has been released under investigation and enquiries are ongoing.

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