Woman sexually assaulted on train

PUBLISHED: 17:02 30 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:53 26 October 2009

A WOMAN was sexually assaulted after getting on a train at Cuffley railway station. The victim, in her 20s, got on the Letchworth to Moorgate service at 7.51pm on Tuesday, getting on one of the end carriages. A man also boarded at Cuffley and sat towards t

A WOMAN was sexually assaulted after getting on a train at Cuffley railway station.

The victim, in her 20s, got on the Letchworth to Moorgate service at 7.51pm on Tuesday, getting on one of the end carriages.

A man also boarded at Cuffley and sat towards the middle of the train.

Shortly after, the man approached the victim and tried to engage her in conversation.

She was sexaully assaulted as the train travelled between Cuffley and Gordon Hill stations.

The woman managed to escape to another carriage where she stayed with other passengers until she reached her stop and reported the incident to police.

British Transport Police are now appealing for witnesses and information.

The suspect is described as being black with shaved hair, aged between 25 and 30, approximately 6ft, and was wearing a blue tracksuit.

He is believed to have left the train at Gordon Hill station.

Detective constable Jon Howlett, investigating officer, said he would like to speak to other passengers on the train or anyone else who may have information.

He added: "The victim was made to feel uncomfortable and frightened, and understandably, she was left extremely upset and shocked."

Call British Transport Police with information on 0800 40 50 40.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Welwyn Hatfield Times. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Welwyn Hatfield Times