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