Man who sexually assaulted 14-year-old girl on the Tube believed to frequent Becontree area

Police want to speak to this man

Police want to speak to this man - Credit: Archant

Police have renewed their appeal for information after a 14-year-old girl was sexually assaulted on a Tube train.

Do you recognise this man?

Do you recognise this man? - Credit: Archant

The offender was travelling on a westbound District line train between Elm Park and West Ham when he attacked the teenager between 2.20pm and 2.30pm on October 1 last year. He later changed trains and alighted at Canning Town.

The ongoing investigation has led police to believe that the man frequents the Becontree area both day and night.

Investigating officer PC Ben Martin-Richmond said: “I am appealing specifically to people in the local area and anyone who uses Becontree station, as they may well be able to help identify the offender.

“A child was sexually assaulted on a Tube. This is completely unacceptable and something that nobody should have to experience.”

If you recognise the man or have any information about the incident, call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016, quoting reference number 323 07/12/16. You can also speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.