Leytonstone News

Man sought after sex crime reported on Leytonstone tube

The suspect reportedly approached his victim in Leytonstone Station and asked if he wanted to “play”

A man police believe could help with their investigation (Credit: British Transport Police)

Police are looking to speak to the above man after a report of sexual assault on a Tube train to Leytonstone, in the hopes he can help with their investigation.

British Transport Police were contacted by a man who said he was attacked just before 8pm on 20th February, while travelling on a Central Line train headed to East London.

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A stranger reportedly sat down next to him before sexually assaulting him. The alleged victim hurried out of the train at Leytonstone Station and sat down on a bench.

However, officers were told the other man got off at the same station and approached him, asking: “Do you want to play?”

Investigating officers believe the man in the CCTV image above may have information that could help with their investigation.

Anyone who recognises him is asked to contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 621 of 20 February.

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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