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Appeal after two reported sexual assaults – Essex

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Do you recognise this man? 

Officers from British Transport Police’s Sexual Offences Unit are looking to identify him in connection to two sexual assaults. 

The first incident was reported to BTP on 5 October last year whilst on board the 9.21am service travelling between Romford and Liverpool Street. A man sat next to a woman in her twenties and touched her inappropriately on three separate times during the journey. 

Despite several extensive enquiries, the man has not been traced. 

Then on 9 January this year whilst on board the 7.34pm service travelling between Liverpool Street and Romford, a man touched another woman in her thirties inappropriately. 

Detectives now believe that both sexual assaults are linked. They would like to speak to the man in this image as they believe he may have information which could help the investigation.

Detective Constable Tim Barnes from BTP, said: “Unwanted sexual behaviour such as this is disgraceful and we’re working hard to trace the man responsible for these assaults. 

“Acts like this will never be tolerated on the railway and everyone has the right to travel on the rail network work without fear or intimidation.  As part of our Report it to Stop it campaign launched yesterday, we’re encouraging victims of unwanted sexual behaviour to report offences to us so that we can stop offenders.” 

Information can be sent to BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 157 of 01/05/2018. Or, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

Read more on the Report It To Stop It campaign, here: http://media.btp.police.uk/r/15431/embargoed__british_transport_police_crackdown_on_ 

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