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14 year-old 'flashed' on train after visiting poppy display at Tower of London

Do you recognise this man? Credit: BTP

A 14 year-old girl was 'flashed' travelling home on a train after visiting the poppy display at the Tower of London with her mother.

The incident happened on the 4pm Liverpool Street to Shenfield train on Saturday, 8 November.

Detectives have released a photograph of a man they would like to talk to in connection with the investigation.

"The girl was travelling to Romford with her mother after visiting the poppy display at the Tower of London.

The pair took seats in different areas of the carriage.

A man sat opposite the girl and exposed himself before performing a sexual act.

The girl went to tell her mother, but as the train pulled into Seven Kings station, the man got off the train.

Both mother and daughter were shocked by this incident.

BTP has done a lot of work around incidents of unwanted sexual behaviour on the rail network, and we treat crimes such as this very seriously.

I believe the man in the image we are issuing today can help with our investigation."

– Detective Constable Michael Hatcher

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Victim challenges group before being attacked on train

In order to stop the ordeal, the victim walked over and challenged the men's behaviour, as the woman was alone at the time.

As a result he was attacked by the group, who all left the train as it arrived into Seven Kings station.

The victim, stayed on the train and left at Romford, where he reported the incident to police.

– Detective Constable Paul Attwell, the investigating officer

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Passenger who tried to stop a woman being harassed on a train is left with a broken nose

A passenger who tried to stop 5 men harassing a woman who was travelling alone on a train has been attacked and left with a broken nose.

The 44-year-old victim from Hornchurch saw the group surrounding the woman on a train travelling between Liverpool Street and Shenfield.

Police have released CCTV images of five men they are trying to find.

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Transport for London to take over mainline services

Transport for London is to take over the running of some mainline rail services and stations.

From around 2015, TfL will be responsible for some West Anglia routes from Liverpool Street station in London to Enfield Town, Cheshunt (via Seven Sisters) and Chingford.

The route includes 25 stations, with TfL taking over 23 of them. Liverpool Street and Chingford stations will remain the responsibility of Network Rail or Greater Anglia.

Improvements made by TfL will include improved reliability and security and better passenger information.

London Mayor Boris Johnson said today: "You only have to look at the success of London Overground to see how TfL taking over this commuter service will transform the journey for passengers.

"It will also open up the north-east of London and drive jobs and growth in Tottenham and beyond."

Police hunt for train attackers

The British Transport police want to identify these three men. Credit: British Transport Police

The British Transport Police are asking for help to trace three men who attacked a family on board a train. The family of four got on the train at Liverpool Street on August 18th. The men also got on and began to abuse the family which then led to an attack.

All four family members required hospital treatment. The men got off the train at Manor Park station. Anyone with information is asked to contact the British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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