Police appeal after ‘indecent’ behaviour on train

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POLICE are appealing for information after a man indecently touched himself on a train.

The man got on the 8pm London Kings Cross to Newcastle service and sat opposite two European women, who live in the North East, and started touching himself inappropriately.

British Transport Police say there were several passengers on the train who witnessed the incident. The women alerted the guard who got in contact with police. Officers boarded the train at Durham station.

Investigating officer Pc Andrew Cook said: “The behaviour of this man was completely unacceptable and has no place on the railway.

“We now need anyone with information about the incident, who hasn’t already spoke to us, or who may have been a victim to this man on the same service prior to York to come forward.”

The incident took place between York and Darlington station on Monday, February 7, at about 10pm.

A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of outraging public decency. He has been bailed until later this month.

Anyone with information is asked to phone British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, quoting background reference B5/NEA of 17/02/2011, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.