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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


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

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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