British Transport Police Looking For Sexual Assault Offender

british-transport-policeBritish Transport Police (BTP) detectives are appealing for information after a man sexually assaulted a number of women at Birmingham New Street station.
Investigators have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with the incidents, which took place on Wednesday, 30 October.

Detective Constable Tim Friend, the investigating officer, said:
“A man was seen to leave a London Euston to Birmingham train service at New Street around 6.30pm.
“It was here that he followed a number of women around the station, inappropriately touching them in busy crowds.
“After an hour of his predatory behaviour at the station, he boarded a Manchester Piccadilly-bound train around 7.30pm.”

Detectives are in the early stages of the investigation, but are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen the man pictured, know his whereabouts, or if they believe they were touched inappropriately on Wednesday evening.

They will also be looking into any other available CCTV including from trains and the surrounding area, as well as speaking to any witnesses from the station.

DC Friend added:
“Unwanted sexual behaviour of any kind on the railway is not tolerated and we take all allegations extremely seriously.
We want victims of crime to feel confident that they can come forward and speak it to BTP in total confidence.
“This is a very clear image, and I am sure there will be someone out there who recognises the man.
If you have any information which can assist detectives in this investigation, please come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 quoting background number B12/WA of 01/11/2013.
Information can also be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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