Appeal launched after woman assaulted on train near Shenfield station

PUBLISHED: 14:51 27 November 2013 | UPDATED: 14:51 27 November 2013

The British Transport Police have launched an appeal for witnesses

The British Transport Police have launched an appeal for witnesses


Witnesses who saw a man inappropriately touching a woman on a train near Shenfield station are being urged to come forward.

A British Transport Police appeal has been launched after the incident on November 22, which took place between 9.20 and 9.25am.

The 31-year-old victim, from Billericay, was sitting alone on the train when the man sat down next to her.

After he touched her and attempted to kiss her, the woman pushed him away and fled the carriage.

The train was travelling between Shenfield and Billericay on its way to Southend.

Det Con David Bishop said: “This was clearly a distressing experience for the victim and I would urge anyone with information to come forward and speak to us.”

The man, thought to be a similar age to his victim, was described as having dark skin and wearing a dark grey coat.

Anyone with information should call 0800 405040 or text 61016, quoting the reference B2/LNA of 27/11/2013.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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