Man sought after girl ‘inappropriately touched’ on Horsham train


Detectives from British Transport Police (BTP) are appealing for the public’s help after a teenage girl was inappropriately touched on a train.

The incident happened around 5.15pm on Monday February 24 on board the 5.05pm Horsham to London Victoria service.

Detective Constable Andrew Parkinson, the investigating officer, said: “The 16-year-old victim was approached by a man outside Horsham station, who then followed her on to the train.

“During the journey the man inappropriately touched the girl, before she left the service at Dorking station. We believe the man stayed on the train until Clapham Junction.”

Officers are today releasing images of a man they want to speak to, as they believe he has key information about what took place.

DC Parkinson added: “We do not tolerate unwanted sexual behaviour of any kind on the transport network and take all reports seriously.

“If you recognise this man, or have any information that could help our investigation, please contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting background SSUB/B9 of 10/04/14. Information can also be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.