SChool­girl (13) viC­tim of sEx As­sAult on trAin

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News - By Stephen Briggs stephen.briggs@peter­bor­oughto­ Twit­ter: @PTstephenB 01733 588734

A 13-year-old school­girl was sex­u­ally as­saulted as she trav­elled on a train to Peter­bor­ough. Now po­lice are ap­peal­ing for in­for­ma­tion to try and trace three men they want to speak to in con­nec­tion with the in­ci­dent, which left the teenage girl ‘shaken.’

Bri­tishTrans­portPo­lice­of­fi­cer­shavenowre­leasedCCTV im­ages of the three men they want to trace.

The in­ci­dent hap­pened on the train be­tween Gran­tham andPeter­bor­oughonTues­day, De­cem­ber 13 last year.

The girl was trav­el­ling on the train at about 4.10pm when three men made sex­u­ally in­ap­pro­pri­ate com­ments to her.

Onethen­touched­herthigh and, when she pointed to the school blazer she was wear­ing, made sex­ual com­ments about her.

The men then pre­vented the teenager from mov­ing to an­other car­riage.

A Bri­tish Trans­port Po­lice spokesman said the vic­tim and all three of the of­fend­ers alighted at Peter­bor­ough Sta­tion.

In­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer PC Wendy Free­man urged wit- nesses, or any­one with in­for­ma­tion about the three men pic­tured, to­come­for­war­dand speak to of­fi­cers.

PC Free­man said: “The girl was left very shaken fol­low­ing this in­ci­dent and I want to com­mend her for re­port­ing it to po­lice.

“We will not tol­er­ate any­one be­ing made to feel like this and so I urge any­one with in­for­ma­tion to come for­ward im­me­di­ately.”

If yourecog­nisethese­men, orhaveany­in­for­ma­tion­about the in­ci­dent, please con­tact Bri­tish Trans­port Po­lice on 0800 40 50 40, text 61016, quot­ing ref­er­ence 299 of 6/1, or con­tact Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111.

Do you recog­nise these men?

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