Man performs indecent act in front of two teenagers on a train from Huntingdon to Peterborough

Man alleged to have performed indecent act in front of two teenage school girls on a train between P

Man alleged to have performed indecent act in front of two teenage school girls on a train between Peterborough and Huntingdon - Credit: Archant

A man has been accused of performing an indecent sex act in front of two teenage school girls on a train from Peterborough to Huntingdon. One of the victims, a 14 year old, went home and reported it to police.

Now, a CCTV image has been released to trace a man who police hope can help them with their inquiries.

PC Adam Burn said: “Both girls were very distressed by the man’s actions and got up and left the train at Huntingdon.

“One of the victim’s went home and reported the incident to us.

“If you know the man pictured, who we believe may be able to assist our enquiries into this incident, please contact us.

“We would also like to trace the other girl who witnessed the incident, so we can speak to her and provide her with support following what must have been a very upsetting experience.”

A 14-year-old girl was travelling home after school on the 5.21pm Peterborough to Huntingdon service when a man sat next to her.

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He then performed an indecent act in front of her and another schoolgirl on the train just after 5.20pm on Friday May 13.

PC Burn said: “We take all reports of this nature very seriously and I would like to commend the victim for coming forward and reporting this to us.

“Our Report It to Stop It campaign, which aims to combat unwanted sexual behaviours on the railway by encouraging members of the public to report it, is proving very successful in supporting victims and bringing perpetrators of these crimes to justice.”

•Anyone with information which may assist this investigation are asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 quoting reference number 189 of 23/5.

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