York woman sexually assaulted on train – police release e-fit of suspected attacker

The woman was assaulted on a train from York to Durham. Photograph © mattbuck on Flickr
27 Nov 2015 @ 7.18 pm
| Crime, News
The e-fit of the man police want to speak to
The e-fit of the man police want to speak to

This is the man the police would like to speak to after a York woman was sexually assaulted on an early morning train.

The victim, who is 26-years-old, is receiving counselling following the incident, which happened on a train between York and Durham on Thursday, October 8 between about 7.30am and 8.15am.

She boarded the train at York and sat next to the window.

A man came and sat beside her and attempted to engage her in conversation before kissing her on the cheek.

He then inappropriately touched her breasts.

‘No one should experience this’

The woman was assaulted on a train from York to Durham. Photograph © mattbuck on Flickr
The woman was assaulted on a train from York to Durham. Photograph © mattbuck on Flickr

British Transport Police issued the e-fit of the suspect on Friday (November 27).

PC Amanda Timlin said: “The victim, who is receiving counselling following the incident, was brave enough to come forward and report this incident and we have managed to produce an e-fit of her attacker.

“If you recognise him please contact us.”

He has been described as Indian with a number of moles on his face and he was wearing a grey or black business suit.

PC Timlin said:

No one should have to experience unwanted sexual behaviour such as this.

We take all reports of this nature seriously and we will do everything in our power to support the victim and trace the man responsible.

If you recognise the man please contact the police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference PSUB/B2 of 27/11/2015.

Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.