Tube passenger asleep wakes up to man sexually assaulting her – police appeal
A woman who dozed off on the London Underground during the evening rush hour awoke to find a total stranger sexually assaulting her.
She fell asleep on the Piccadilly Line between Park Royal and Sudbury Hill at around 6pm and woke up to find the man touching her inappropriately.
The Mirror reported that the victim confronted the attacker and he fled the train at Sudbury Hill in Harrow, north west London on September 6.
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Police are now appealing for information and want to speak to a man seen in images taken on a mobile phone, saying: " Officers investigating a sexual assault on-board a Piccadilly Line service between Park Royal and Sudbury Hill are today releasing images in connection.
"At 6pm on Tuesday, September 6, a woman was asleep on the train when she awoke to a man sexually assaulting her.
"She challenged the man, and he alighted the train at Sudbury Hill.
"Officers believe the man in the images may have information which could help their investigation."
Anyone who recognises the man, or has any information about the incident, can contact British Transport Police by texting 61016 or calling 0800 405040 quoting reference 501 of 06/09/22 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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It comes after a passenger was removed from a London underground train after they threatened to "rip apart" another passenger in a swathe of verbal racist abuse.
In a video being shared online, a foul-mouthed woman struggled to stand on her feet when she yelled at a passenger: "Don't f***ing bring my mother into it, because I will rip you apart b***h.
"I will rip you apart! Because you're black you think you're big, innit?"
A British Transport Police spokesperson said: "Officers are currently investigating a racist incident which took place on a Jubilee Line train at around 12.30am on Sunday 4 December."
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