Man arrested for sexual assault on train near Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 15:21 26 February 2016 | UPDATED: 16:01 26 February 2016

A man was arrested after sexual assaults on a train

A man was arrested after sexual assaults on a train

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A man has been arrested after a series of sexual assaults on a train as it passed through Welwyn Hatfield today.

British Transport Police officers are appealing for witnesses who saw what happened on a train from Cambridge to King’s Cross.

It is believed a man inappropriately touched four women, and assaulted two other men who tried to intervene.

PC Sam Sherwood said: “I am really keen to speak to anyone who was travelling on the service and who may have witnessed the incident.

“I would also like to appeal to the two good Samaritans who intervened during the incident as they may also hold crucial information in this investigation.

”Acts like this will never be tolerated on the railway and everyone has the right to travel on the rail network work without fear or intimidation. As part of our Report it to Stop it campaign we encourage people to report unwanted sexual behaviours in order for us combat sexual offences on the rail network.”

Anyone with information should call 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016, quoting reference 169 of 26/02/2016.

Police also want to speak to the four women, believing they got off the train at Knebworth and Welwyn North.

A 28-year-old Royston man, arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and being drunk and disorderly, has been released on police bail.

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