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Campaign launched as claims of sexual harassment on public transport DOUBLE in a year

PUBLISHED: 09:41 10 March 2017 | UPDATED: 09:41 10 March 2017

TfL and the police have released a new film as part of a campaign to tackle unwanted sexual behaviour on public transport following a rise in reports.

TfL and the police have released a new film as part of a campaign to tackle unwanted sexual behaviour on public transport following a rise in reports.

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A hard hitting film aimed at stamping out sexual harassment on public transport has been released today after figures show reports have doubled in a year.

A result of efforts from TfL, British Transport Police, the Met and City of London Police, the campaigning new film shows a businessman whose pixelated face gradually becomes clearer as the voices of women who experienced unwanted sexual behaviour are heard in the background before his arrest.

The 40 second-long film aims to show how every report is taken seriously whilst warning potential offenders they can be caught at any time.

In response to the campaign, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “I want all women and girls to feel confident travelling on our transport network.

“This vital campaign highlights how any form of unwanted sexual behaviour is unacceptable.”

Transport for London claim its 2015 film “Report it to Stop it”, viewed more than 13m times on YouTube, encouraged women to report incidents leading to a 36 per cent increase in arrests since 2014 with reports doubling from 1,023 in 2012 to 2,087 last year.

Siwan Hayward, TfL’s head of transport policing said: “We are determined to eradicate unwanted sexual behaviour. It is never okay. No matter how insignificant they feel it may be, every report is taken seriously and investigated so the offender can be caught and brought to justice.”

To see the film go to youtube.com

To report an incident on public transport text 61016 or call police on 101 with details of what happened, where and when.

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