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Witnesses to a sexual assault on Swindon to Bath train

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Detectives investigating an incident where a woman was sexually assaulted on board a train are today appealing for fresh witnesses to get in touch. 
 
Between 10.00pm and 10.30pm on the 27 October on a Cross Country Trains service between Swindon and Bath Spa, a woman was approached by a man who sat next to her and sexually assaulted her. Another passenger came to help the victim, intervening and challenging the suspects behaviour. 
 
The victim and the man who came to her aid then left the train at Bath Spa. The suspect, who was part of a bigger group of other men, then left the train at Bristol. 
 
Officers are today appealing to the Good Samaritan to contact BTP, as he may have vital information which could help officers investigate. Furthermore, any other passengers who were on board the train and saw what happened are urged to get in touch. 
 
You can contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 604 of 27/10/2018. 
 

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