Po­lice hunt for train pas­sen­ger

Woman sub­jected to sex­ual as­sault

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Camilla Good­man camilla.good­man@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

PO­LICE have re­leased a CCTV im­age of a man fol­low­ing a sex­ual as­sault on a train in Bucks.

The Bri­tish Trans­port Po­lice is ask­ing the public if they recog­nise the man as of­fi­cers in­ves­ti­gate a sex­ual as­sault on a woman be­tween Lon­don Maryle­bone and Lit­tle Kim­ble, Bucks.

The as­sault hap­pened be­tween 9pm and 10.30pm on Satur­day, May 2 as a woman in her 20s was trav­el­ling on the 9.09pm Maryle­bone to Ayles­bury ser­vice.

PC Hol­lie Tay­lor, in­ves­ti­gat­ing, said: “A man boarded the train at Maryle­bone and sat next to the woman, plac­ing a bag on his lap while rest­ing a hand onto one of the woman’s legs.

“Dur­ing the ser­vice, he en­gaged in con­ver­sa­tion with the woman and made her feel very un­com­fort­able.

“On a num­ber of oc­ca­sions he asked for the vic­tim’s phone num­ber, which she re­fused. Just be­fore leav­ing the train at Lit­tle Kim­ble, the man hugged and kissed the woman with­out her per­mis­sion.” in­ves­ti­ga­tion,As part of­fi­cer­sof their have viewed CCTV from sta­tions on the route and have now iso­lated an im­age of a man they wish to speak to.

PC Tay­lor added: “This was a very up­set­ting in­ci­dent for this woman, who felt trapped and wor­ried as a re­sult of this man’s ac­tions.

“We treat sex­ual of­fences of any na­ture on the rail net­work with the ut­most se­ri­ous­ness. “No one should be made to feel wor­ried for their safety when they travel by train, and we will do ev­ery­thing we can to in­ves­ti­gate this in­ci­dent.” Any­one with in­for­ma­tion can con­tact Bri­tish Trans­port Po­lice on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quot­ing ref­er­ence M/B10 of 28/05/2015 or Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111.

AP­PEAL: Bri­tish Trans­port Po­lice wish to speak to the man in the CCTV im­age fol­low­ing a sex­ual as­sault on a train from Maryle­bone to Lit­tle Kim­ble on May 2

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