Passenger sexually assaulted on train during ‘very upsetting incident’

Police have released this image of a man they wish to speak to in connection with a sexual assault

Police have released this image of a man they wish to speak to in connection with a sexual assault

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Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to after a woman was sexually assaulted on a train.

The incident 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.”

As part of their investigation, officers have viewed CCTV from stations on the route and have now isolated the above image of a man they want 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 is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference M/B10 of 28/05/2015. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.