Ipswich: Teenage girl harassed on train

POLICE officers are today hunting a man who is alleged to have harassed a partially-deaf teenage girl on a train at Ipswich rail station.

Investigators from British Transport Police (BTP) have released CCTV images of a man they would like to identify and speak to in connection with the incident, which happened on Monday, November 15.

A 17-year-old girl was approached by a man as she travelled on a train from Colchester at around 5.30pm.

Detective Constable Alan Reed, investigating officer based at Colchester BTP station, said: “After boarding the 5.18pm service from Colchester, the victim was approached by a man who tried to strike up a conversation with her.

“The girl, from Stowmarket and who is partially-deaf, couldn’t understand what the man was saying and so did not enter into conversation with him.”

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As the train arrived at Ipswich, shortly after 5.30pm, the man tried to kiss the victim before leaving the train and fleeing the station.

Dc Reed added: “This was an upsetting and intimidating experience for the victim, who was unharmed but understandably left very shaken.

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“I am continuing enquiries into this incident and would like to hear from anyone with information that could assist the investigation or who recognises the man pictured in the CCTV images.”

Anyone with information is asked to call BTP on 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference B7 /LNA of December 16, 2010. Alternatively, information can also be passed to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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