Police appeal for information about alleged sexual assault on c2c train in Upminster

PUBLISHED: 10:30 26 February 2018 | UPDATED: 10:37 26 February 2018

Rail operators Transport for London, c2c and Greater Anglia are running altered timetables this evening.

Rail operators Transport for London, c2c and Greater Anglia are running altered timetables this evening.


Officers from the British Transport Police (BTP) investigating a sexual assault on board a train between West Horndon and Upminster are appealing for the alleged victim to come forward.

At approximately 7.35pm on Friday, February 16, officers were alerted to a woman in a distressed state on board the c2c service.

It is believed she had been sexually assaulted by a man.

The man was detained, and more BTP officers were called. However, the victim left the train before she could be spoken to further.

Officers are urgently appealing for the victim to contact officers.

Anyone who was onboard this train and saw what happened is also urged to contact police.

Information can be passed to BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 624 of 16/02/2018.

Alternatively, pass information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

A 38-year-old man of no fixed address has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and theft by finding in connection to this incident.

He has been released under investigation and enquiries are ongoing.

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