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Police appeal after indecent behaviour on train to Ealing
British Transport Police (BTP) is appealing for information from the public following an incident of indecent behaviour on board a train between Paddington and Ealing Broadway.
Detectives have also released a CCTV image of a man they would like to identify and talk to in connection with the incident which took place on Saturday, 29 January 2011.
Detective Constable Steve Reay, the investigating officer based at Paddington BTP station, said the offence took place just before just after 5.45pm:
“The victim, a 55-year-old woman from Uxbridge, boarded the front carriage of the 17:42 service at London Paddington and took a seat next to the window, at which point a man moved seats to sit down beside her.
“The man then began talking to the victim, asking her personal questions before he touching her leg and attempting to do so a further three times.
“The victim then stood up and shouted at the man before moving carriages to get away from him.”
When the train arrived at Ealing Broadway the man left the service. The victim remained on the train and later reported the incident to police.
DC Reay added: “The behaviour of this man was completely unacceptable. The victim was left shaken and made to feel very uncomfortable by his behaviour.
“We’ve followed a number of avenues of enquiry since the incident, including circulating the image on the police national database, but so far to no avail.
“I am now appealing for anyone who may have been on the train, or who recognises the man, to come forward.”
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, quoting background reference B11/LNA of 29/03/2011, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
29th March 2011