New CCTV image released after sexual assault on Southend train

New CCTV image released after sexual assault on Southend train

New CCTV image released after sexual assault on Southend train

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POLICE have released a new image of a man they want to trace following a shocking sexual assault as a woman slept on a train.

Officers want to speak to this man after a 23-year-old woman woke to find she was being sexually assaulted on a late night train from London Liverpool Street.

The 12.50am service was heading between Prittlewell and Southend Victoria when the attack happened.

Police hope the new image will see more witnesses come forward.

Detective Constable Paul Cudby, leading the hunt for the attacker, said: "The victim, a 23-year-old woman, boarded the 12.50am service from Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria.

“She fell asleep, but was awoken by a man sexually assaulting her.

“Both the victim and her attacker left the train at Southend Victoria station, and the man left the scene.

“Following an appeal for information in the Southend area, officers are now looking further afield for information.

“We now believe the man boarded a train from Shenfield to Prittlewell before getting onto the train with the woman.

“We are also looking into the possibility he may have made his way to Shenfield from east London.

“We have analysed onboard CCTV footage of the incident and are keen to speak to the man in the pictures.

“I am confident he has key information on this assault.

“This was an extremely frightening experience for the victim and we need to find the person responsible for this assault as soon as possible.”

Echo: Picture previously released by BTP

The attack happened in the early hours of Friday, July 25.

Anyone with information can call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference ESUB/B12 of 25/07/2014.

Or you can call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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6:37pm Mon 4 Aug 14

the25man says...

No respect for women
No respect for women the25man
  • Score: 15

8:31pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Friendly Fire says...

Looks exactly the same images as the old report.
Looks exactly the same images as the old report. Friendly Fire
  • Score: 0

12:05am Tue 5 Aug 14

Fab man says...

Something is not adding up here which is what I thought when I read the original story. Why would someone go from Shenfield to Prittlewell, get off then get on another train to Southend?, and at Southend why would the woman not say anything to the platform staff if they both got off at the same station as he could have been detained? Anyhow I hope she can get over it & manage to carry on with her life but I reckon there is more to this than has been reported.
Something is not adding up here which is what I thought when I read the original story. Why would someone go from Shenfield to Prittlewell, get off then get on another train to Southend?, and at Southend why would the woman not say anything to the platform staff if they both got off at the same station as he could have been detained? Anyhow I hope she can get over it & manage to carry on with her life but I reckon there is more to this than has been reported. Fab man
  • Score: -12

7:56am Tue 5 Aug 14

pembury53 says...

Fab man wrote:
Something is not adding up here which is what I thought when I read the original story. Why would someone go from Shenfield to Prittlewell, get off then get on another train to Southend?, and at Southend why would the woman not say anything to the platform staff if they both got off at the same station as he could have been detained? Anyhow I hope she can get over it & manage to carry on with her life but I reckon there is more to this than has been reported.
there usually is but he looks right 'dodgy'
[quote][p][bold]Fab man[/bold] wrote: Something is not adding up here which is what I thought when I read the original story. Why would someone go from Shenfield to Prittlewell, get off then get on another train to Southend?, and at Southend why would the woman not say anything to the platform staff if they both got off at the same station as he could have been detained? Anyhow I hope she can get over it & manage to carry on with her life but I reckon there is more to this than has been reported.[/p][/quote]there usually is but he looks right 'dodgy' pembury53
  • Score: 1

9:17am Tue 5 Aug 14

MilesBond says...

It's the Cat from Red Dwarf!
It's the Cat from Red Dwarf! MilesBond
  • Score: 0

9:39am Tue 5 Aug 14

_Lotus_ says...

Fab man wrote:
Something is not adding up here which is what I thought when I read the original story. Why would someone go from Shenfield to Prittlewell, get off then get on another train to Southend?, and at Southend why would the woman not say anything to the platform staff if they both got off at the same station as he could have been detained? Anyhow I hope she can get over it & manage to carry on with her life but I reckon there is more to this than has been reported.
Often, if you are travelling to Southend from London, there can be hardly, if any, people left on the train by the time it gets to Prittlewell.

Let's say for the sake of argument, this was the case on the train the bloke was originally on, he gets off at Prittlewell to wait for the next train, hoping there will be a woman on her own on it........ which there was.

If this is the case, it is premeditated. I hope they bloody well catch him.
[quote][p][bold]Fab man[/bold] wrote: Something is not adding up here which is what I thought when I read the original story. Why would someone go from Shenfield to Prittlewell, get off then get on another train to Southend?, and at Southend why would the woman not say anything to the platform staff if they both got off at the same station as he could have been detained? Anyhow I hope she can get over it & manage to carry on with her life but I reckon there is more to this than has been reported.[/p][/quote]Often, if you are travelling to Southend from London, there can be hardly, if any, people left on the train by the time it gets to Prittlewell. Let's say for the sake of argument, this was the case on the train the bloke was originally on, he gets off at Prittlewell to wait for the next train, hoping there will be a woman on her own on it........ which there was. If this is the case, it is premeditated. I hope they bloody well catch him. _Lotus_
  • Score: 10

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