Do you recognise these men? Police appeal after woman molested on Tower Hamlets Tube
PUBLISHED: 17:03 03 February 2014 | UPDATED: 17:06 03 February 2014
Police want to speak with two men after a woman was “inappropriately touched” by youths on board a rush hour Tube train.
The 44-year-old victim was travelling on an eastbound Jubilee line train between Canada Water and Canary Wharf Underground Stations in Tower Hamlets Tuesday, January 28, when the incident happened at about 9.15am.
The two men left the train at Canary Wharf, where they were confronted on the platform by the woman, before again boarding the train in a different carriage.
“During the journey two youths stood behind the woman and one of them inappropriately touched her,” said investigating officer, PC Suleman Yazdani of the British Transport Police (BTP).
“We do not tolerate unwanted sexual behaviour of any kind on the transport network and take all reports seriously.
“If you recognise these two males, or have any information that could help our investigation, please contact us.”
The appeal follows the launch of Project Guardian — a multi agency initiative involving the BTP, Metropolitan Police Safer Transport Command, City of London Police and Transport for London.
The partners have been working together to improve the levels of reporting among victims of sexual offences and to create an environment on the transport network which does not tolerate intimidation and sexual harassment.
Anyone with information should contact police on 0800 405040, text 61016 quoting background LUA/B5 of February 3, 2014, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.