Man stole phone after touching woman on a train at Grays station

The incident on Saturday, March 1, happened onboard the 8.54pm service from Grays to Fenchruch Street

The incident on Saturday, March 1, happened onboard the 8.54pm service from Grays to Fenchruch Street

The incident on Saturday, March 1, happened onboard the 8.54pm service from Grays to Fenchruch Street

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man inappropriately touched a woman on a train in before stealing her phone.

The incident on Saturday, March 1, happened onboard the 8.54pm service from Grays to Fenchruch Street, just before the train left the station.

Detective Constable David Bishop, the investigating officer, said: “While the train was at Grays station, the suspect inappropriately touched the victim and, when challenged by her, grabbed her mobile out of her hand and ran from the train.”

Officers have been carrying out several lines of enquiry, including viewing CCTV footage from on the train and in the station.

DC Bishop added: “This incident was incredibly upsetting for the victim and we are doing everything we can to find the individual responsible.

“We take all reports of sexual offences very seriously and won’t tolerate any kind of unwanted sexual behaviour on the railway network. If you recognise the man pictured, or have any additional information, please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting LNA/B2 of 18/03/2014. Information can also be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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11:27am Wed 19 Mar 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Man..? i would say more Boy like,He looks Ginger and has 2 differant tops on, he should get named soon enough.
Man..? i would say more Boy like,He looks Ginger and has 2 differant tops on, he should get named soon enough. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 11

11:52am Wed 19 Mar 14

Rich;'Carol says...

Nick him and put him on the sex register, piece of dross. Why is there never anyone about to help ?
Nick him and put him on the sex register, piece of dross. Why is there never anyone about to help ? Rich;'Carol
  • Score: 17

12:53pm Wed 19 Mar 14

pembury53 says...

Rich;'Carol wrote:
Nick him and put him on the sex register, piece of dross. Why is there never anyone about to help ?
not sure a sex pest, would, in an instant, suddenly turn into a phone thief, sounds iffy..... was probably just trying to reach for the phone, un-noticed, and his hand brushed the womens leg or something, which is now being hyped up as a sexual assualt..... still a thieving oik though.....
[quote][p][bold]Rich;'Carol[/bold] wrote: Nick him and put him on the sex register, piece of dross. Why is there never anyone about to help ?[/p][/quote]not sure a sex pest, would, in an instant, suddenly turn into a phone thief, sounds iffy..... was probably just trying to reach for the phone, un-noticed, and his hand brushed the womens leg or something, which is now being hyped up as a sexual assualt..... still a thieving oik though..... pembury53
  • Score: 5

1:11pm Wed 19 Mar 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Chesney.
Chesney. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 6

8:21pm Wed 19 Mar 14

InTheKnowOk says...

Mummy will be so proud ...
Mummy will be so proud ... InTheKnowOk
  • Score: 3

12:54pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Leetheshrimper says...

I hate gingers
I hate gingers Leetheshrimper
  • Score: 0

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