Woking train sex assault as man stared at woman and made gestures, say police

A woman was allegedly sexually assaulted on a train to Surrey after a man sitting opposite “stared” and made gestures at her. Police have released images of a man they want to speak with after the incident.

The victim boarded the train from Waterloo to Guildford at around 11pm on Wednesday, September 28. Throughout the journey she noticed the man staring at her and “making gestures with his arms”, police said.

As the train approached Woking, he reportedly sexually assaulted her. The woman then confronted him and he got up and walked away.

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Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward and would like to speak to anyone who recognises the man pictured. Officers believe he may have information which could help their investigation.

British Transport Police said in an appeal for witnesses: “Do you recognise this man? Officers investigating a sexual assault on a train from Waterloo to Guildford are today releasing images in connection.”

Officers believe the man in the images may have information which could help their investigation. If you recognise him, or have any information, contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 703 of 28/09/22.”

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

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