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Teenage girl sexually assaulted on train to Twyford

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A 16-year-old girl has been sexually assaulted on a train to Twyford.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident which took place on the 1.24pm service from Henley on Sunday, June 12.

The teenager was travelling on the train when she was approached by a man who began asking her personal questions.

The man, who is described as white, in his early 30s and 6ft tall, wearing a black jacket and grey shorts, then asked to kiss her before touching her inappropriately. Both the girl and the man then got off the service at Twyford.

Sergeant Rebecca McDonald from British Transport Police (BTP) in Reading said: “The girl was not hurt in any way but was left shaken by what happened.

“We are committed to reducing unwanted sexual behaviour on trains and we are doing all we can to establish the identity of the man, including examining any available CCTV evidence.

“Our enquiries so far suggest there were a number of people on board at the time and that several other girls in the carriage may also have been made to feel uncomfortable by the same man.

“I would urge anybody who was on that train and witnessed the incident to contact us and help us find the person responsible for this assault.”

Anyone with information can call BTP on 0800 40 50 40 or text us on 61016 quoting reference 253 of 12/06/16.

Alternatively, details can also be given to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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