Appeal After Sexual Assault On HS1 Train

Appeal After Sexual Assault On HS1 Train

Detectives from British Transport Police are appealing for information after a woman was sexually assaulted on an HS1 train to Ebbsfleet International.

The incident happened on 15th August last year and enquiries have been ongoing since the incident but officers are now releasing images of a man they would like to speak to, as he may have information which could help the investigation.

At approximately 9.30pm, a woman, aged 20, joined the Southeastern service at St Pancras, heading towards Dover Priory. A man, who was unknown to the victim, also joined the train at St Pancras and sat opposite the victim.

The man appeared to be intoxicated and started talking with the victim. He began making inappropriate comments to her and then moved to sit next the victim. He sexually assaulted her by attempting to kiss her whilst holding her hands.

The offender then left the train at Ebbsfleet International.

Detectives believe the man shown in the CCTV images may be able to help them investigate.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact BTP (British Transport Police) by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 628 of 15/08/2017. Alternatively they can ring Crimestoppers free and anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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