DETECTIVES are appealing for witnesses after a man inappropriately touched a woman beneath a newspaper on a commuter train between Plumstead and Greenwich.
The man sat next to the victim, opened his newspaper and touched her beneath it after boarding the 8.39am Cannon Street to Abbey Wood service at Plumstead on October 15.
She challenged him and he became flustered and left at Greenwich via the booking hall after the incident which took place between 8.40am and 9.00am.
Officers have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the investigation.
Detective Constable Andy Parkinson from British Transport Police’s (BTP) Public Protection Unit said: “Unwanted sexual behaviour of any kind is not tolerated anywhere on the rail network and we take all reports of this nature seriously.
“This was clearly a distressing experience for the victim and I would urge anyone who recognises the man pictured to come forward and speak to us.”
The appeal comes as BTP, Metropolitan Police Service Safer Transport Command, City of London Police and Transport for London work together under Project Guardian to create an environment which does not tolerate intimidation and sexual harassment on the transport network.
Anyone with information is asked to contact BTP on Freefone 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 quoting B3/LSA of 21/11/2013. Or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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