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‘Frightening’ sexual assault at Horsham Railway Station left victim ‘traumatised’

Police want to speak to this man in connection with a sexual assault at Horsham station

Police want to speak to this man in connection with a sexual assault at Horsham station

British Transport Police have issued images of a man they want to speak to in connection with a sexual assault at Horsham Railway Station.

The incident happened shortly before 5.30pm on Tuesday June 10 at a shop in the station.

Today (Tuesday August 5), police released details of the assault and appealed for the public to help identify the man pictured above.

PC Michael Gosling said: “A man approached a woman in the shop and pressed himself against her from behind.

“The woman was understandably scared and moved away from the man, seeking shelter in a store room.

“However, the man followed his victim and prevented her from leaving the room by blocking the doorway. As he did this, he made sexually explicit comments and suggestions.”

Police said the woman shouted at the man to leave her alone.

He eventually left the shop, only to return moments later, making more lewd comments before leaving again, police added.

PC Gosling said: “This was an extremely frightening ordeal for the woman.

“She was deeply traumatised by the incident, and has been left in fear of seeing this man again.”

As part of their investigation, officers have studied CCTV footage from the station and are now issuing several images of a man they want to speak to.

PC Gosling said: “I am confident this man has key information on this assault.

“I would ask the public to look carefully at the images and contact us if they recognise him.”

Anyone with information can contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference SSUB/B4 of 05/08/2014.

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

 

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