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Police hunting pervert who subjected female to indecent sexual comments at Flint station

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Friday, May 13th, 2016.

Police are appealing for information after a woman was subjected to indecent comments at Flint railway station before being followed onto a train by the same man.

The Scared victim fled the train following indecent act.

The intimidating incident, which left the victim in a great deal of distress, took place around 11.50am on Thursday, 5 May.

PC Harry Thompson, the BTP officer in charge of the investigation, said:

“While waiting for a train at Flint station, the victim was approached by a man who asked if she had a cigarette. When she replied she didn’t, she was subjected to lewd and inappropriate comments and gestures.

“She was then followed onto a train by the man, who continued to intimidate her throughout the journey, leaving her so scared that she ran from the train and into a taxi at Wrexham General station in order to get away from him.

“This was understandably an extremely distressing experience for the victim, who was subjected to despicable acts and comments while travelling alone. She has naturally been left feeling vulnerable as a result of this man’s reprehensible behaviour.

“Unwanted sexual behaviour of any kind on the rail network will not be tolerated.

Fortunately incidents of this nature are rare but, when they do occur, we will do all we can to track down those responsible.”

Police officers have been pursuing several lines of enquiry over the past week, leading to the release today of a CCTV image of a man we would like to speak to in connection with this incident.

PC Thompson added:

“I would now like to appeal to anyone who recognises the man pictured, or knows his current whereabouts, to please contact us, as I believe he may have key information which could greatly assist us.

“We are also appealing for anyone who may have been at Flint station around the time of the incident to come forward. You may have seen or heard something that could prove vital to our investigation.”

Please give us a call on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 quoting reference 251 of 13/5/2016.

Alternatively, information can be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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