Train sex as­sault: im­age is re­leased

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BRI­TISH Trans­port Po­lice de­tec­tives have re­leased a CCTV im­age of a man they wish to speak to in con­nec­tion with a sex as­sault on a train be­tween Liver­pool and South­port.

The in­ci­dent hap­pened on a Merseyrail ser­vice be­tween Sand­hills sta­tion and Ains­dale sta­tion on Wed­nes­day, August 9.

A woman in her 20s was ap­proached by a man at ap­prox­i­mately 7.30pm. He whis­pered sex­u­ally in­ap­pro­pri­ate words to her and asked for a kiss.

At Ains­dale sta­tion, he ap­proached the woman again and touched her in­ap­pro­pri­ately be­fore leav­ing the train.

Det Con Scott McCabe said: “This was a fright­en­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for the vic­tim and we are ur­gently look­ing to iden­tify the man re­spon­si­ble. If you have any in­for­ma­tion on who the per­son is in the CCTV im­ages, then I would urge you to get in touch.

“I be­lieve he has vi­tal in­for­ma­tion which could as­sist our in­quiries.

“No-one should ever be sub­jected to un­wanted sex­ual con­tact such as this.

“I am grate­ful to the vic­tim for re­port­ing this in­ci­dent to us, every report helps us iden­tify a per­pe­tra­tor and bring the be­fore the courts.”

Any­one with any in­for­ma­tion should get in touch by send­ing a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 405040 quot­ing ref­er­ence 611 of 09/08/2017.

Al­ter­na­tively, pass in­for­ma­tion anony­mously to Crimes­top­pers on 0800 555 111.

Ains­dale sta­tion, where the sex pest left the train

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