December 8 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Officers from the British Transport Police (BTP) are appealing for the public’s help after two women were inappropriately touched on the London Underground in north west London.
Detective Constable Anna Fisk, the investigating officer, said the incident happened around 12.15am on Sunday, August 4 at Rayners Lane station.
She said: “The 21-year-old victim was making her way towards the exit with her 19-year-old friend when two men approached them.
“One of the men blocked the victim’s path and tried to kiss her. She pushed him away but when she attempted to reach for her mobile phone he held onto her arms.
“Both women were inappropriately touched before the men fled the station.”
BTP officers have obtained images of two men they want to speak to in connection with the incident, and are calling on the public to help identify them.
The appeal comes as the transport police, along with the Met’s Safer Transport Command, City of London Police and TfL are working together as part of Project Guardian, which aims to create an environment on the transport network which does not tolerate intimidation and sexual harassment.
DC Fisk said: “We don’t tolerate unwanted sexual behaviour of any kind on the transport network and take all reports seriously.
“If you recognise these two men, or have any information that could help our investigation, please contact us.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting background B4/LUA of 10/09/13.