DETECTIVES hunting a man who allegedly touched and leered over a woman on a train have released a photo of a suspect.
Police say the man was already on the Paddington to Ealing Broadway overground service when his victim a 55-year-old of Uxbridge boarded. He is said to have sat next to her after the train left Paddington and started asking personal questions at about 5.45pm.
He allegedly touched her leg and tried to do it again three times but each time he was stopped by the frightened woman. She stood up and shouted at him before going into another carriage to get away from him.
When the train arrived at Ealing Broadway the man got off the train and the woman stayed behind to report the incident to the police.
It happened on Saturday January 29 but British Transport Police (BTP) are only now releasing a CCTV picture after their other leads drew a blank.
Detective constable Steve Reay, investigating, said: “The behaviour of this man was completely unacceptable. The victim was left shaken and made to feel very uncomfortable by his behaviour. We’ve followed a number of avenues of enquiry since the incident, including circulating the image on the police national database, but so far to no avail. I am now appealing for anyone who may have been on the train, or who recognises the man, to come forward.”
Anyone with information should call the BTP on 0800 40 50 40 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111