Appeal for information after woman sexually assaulted on train

PUBLISHED: 14:46 18 April 2017 | UPDATED: 14:46 18 April 2017

The Sunnyside Road entrance to Weston Railway Station was closed last year.

The Sunnyside Road entrance to Weston Railway Station was closed last year.


The British Transport Police are calling for witnesses to come forward after a 19-year-old woman was sexually assaulted on a train between Weston-super-Mare and Burnham-on-Sea.

The incident took place at around 4.45pm on Saturday, when the victim was travelling on a train to Taunton.

Four men and a woman boarded the train at Weston and as the train approached Highbridge and Burnham-on-Sea Rail Station it jolted. One of the men from the group fell into the victim and touched her inappropriately.

She shouted but the man continued to sexually assault her. Members of the public intervened and he stopped before leaving with the group at Bridgwater.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Amy Perry, said: “I would like to speak to anyone who was on board this train who may have seen or heard what happened, or anyone who knows anything about this group of people or the incident described.

“Other passengers came to the victim’s aid so they may be able to help with our enquiries and I would like to speak to them as soon as possible.

“We are working to establish the circumstances of this incident, and the victim is being fully supported by officers as the investigation proceeds.”

Anyone with information should call 0800 405040 or text 61016 and quote reference number 148 18/04/17.

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