Teenage Girl Harassed On Train
4 January 2011, 15:56
British Transport Police officers are asking people for information after a 17-year-old girl was harassed on a train at Ipswich rail station.
Investigators have also released CCTV images of a man they would like to identify and speak to in connection with the incident, which took place on Monday, 15 November 2010.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Alan Reed, based at Colchester BTP station, said the girl had travelled from Colchester at around 5.30pm:
"After boarding the 5.18pm service from Colchester, the victim was approached by a man who tried to strike up a conversation with her.
The girl, from Stowmarket and who is partially-deaf, couldn’t understand what the man was saying and so did not enter into conversation with him."
When the train arrived at Ipswich, shortly after 5.30pm, the man tried to kiss the girl before leaving the service and fleeing the station.
DC Reed added: "This was an upsetting and intimidating experience for the victim, who was unharmed but understandably left very shaken.
I am continuing enquiries into this incident and would like to hear from anyone with information that could assist the investigation or who recognises the man pictured in the CCTV images."
Anyone with information is asked to call BTP on Freefone 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference B7 /LNA of 16/12/2010. Alternatively, information can also be passed to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.