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BTP release CCTV of suspect in sexual assault on District Line

CCTV image of man that British Transport Police would like to speak to in relation to alleged sexual assault on District Line underground train. Image: BTP

CCTV image of man that British Transport Police would like to speak to in relation to alleged sexual assault on District Line underground train. Image: BTP

British Transport Police have released an image of a man they wish to speak with after a woman was sexually assaulted on board a District line train between Fulham Broadway and Earls Court,

The incident happened on Friday, 20th March, at about 8.40 am.

The 26-year-old victim from London, boarded an eastbound District line service from Fulham Broadway London Underground station.

Detective Constable Suleman Yazdani said:

Shortly after the train left West Brompton the victim started to feel a man inappropriately touching her. As the train arrived at Earls Court the man stopped and got off. He was seen by the victim walking towards Earls Court Road.

Officers have released CCTV images of a man they want to trace.

DC Yazdani added:

I am keen to speak to the man in the CCTV image as he may hold vital information that could help us in our investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference TSUB/B8 of 15/04/15. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

The appeal coincides with the campaign ‘Report it to stop it-Tackling unwanted sexual behaviour on public transport.’
'Report it to stop it' film released this week to encourage more people to complain of unlawful sexual approaches and behaviour on the London Transport system. Image: BTP

‘Report it to stop it’ film released this week to encourage more people to complain of unlawful sexual approaches and behaviour on the London Transport system. Image: BTP

A Transport for London, TfL film produced for the campaign that was released on Monday 13th April has now received over 154,000 viewings on YouTube.

10% of passengers experience unwanted sexual behaviour on public transport in London but only 1 in 10 will report it.

The ‘Report it to stop it’ campaign aims to increase reporting of unwanted sexual behaviour on public transport.

The film follows a woman’s journey where she experiences escalating incidents of unwanted sexual behaviour on the Tube.
Viewers are invited to ‘Watch the film and decide at which point you’d report it.’

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