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Appeal in hunt for tube sex attacker

07 April, 2017

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was sexually assaulted while travelling to work on a busy Victoria line tube train.

The 38-year-old victim boarded the busy train at 7.30am on March 22 at Finsbury Park. Another man then started pressing himself against him.

He touched the man inappropriately in what has been described as a “prolonged assault”. The touching did not stop until the victim left the train at King’s Cross, British Transport Police said.

The suspect is described as a white man, approximately 5ft 7in and of slender build. He is believed to be in his mid-20s, had blue eyes and blond hair that was curly on top.

He was wearing a camouflage jacket and black jeans and trainers, and was holding a bright rucksack. He had a black earring in his left ear.

Detective constable Suleman Yazdani said: “This was a disgraceful and prolonged assault committed on a busy commuter tube service.

“As you can imagine this was a frightening experience for him as he quite rightly did not expect or want this man to touch him.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police by texting 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 quoting reference 113 of 23/03/2017.

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