Luton man arrested after Norwich toddler assault

31 May 2019, 12:46 | Updated: 31 May 2019, 12:51

British Transport Police

A man has been arrested at Norwich station on suspicion of sexually assaulting a toddler.

The man; 44, who is from Luton, is alleged to have approached a mum and her two young children.

He's then reportedlly inappropriately touched the youngest child, a girl last Friday (24th May), on a train approaching Norwich between 7pm and 730pm.

He was arrested at Norwich station and interviewed by Transport Police.

He has since been released under investigation while officers gather further information.

Detective Inspector Darren Bates of the British Transport Police said:

“Clearly this is a very serious allegation; we are committed to investigating all lines of enquiry and would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident.

We would especially like to speak to two women who witnessed the offence and assisted the mum. They left the train at Norwich; their accounts could contain vital information.”

Any witnesses can contact BTP by texting 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 and quoting reference 563 of 24/05/19.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.