Hunt for sex attack youth after incident on train

British Transport Police are appealing for information. Picture: Comp

British Transport Police are appealing for information. Picture: Comp

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A woman has been sexually assaulted while getting on to an early morning train.

The 45-year-old victim was boarding the 06.54 service to Edinburgh Waverley at Uphall station on November 28, when she was touched inappropriately from behind by one of a group of youths who got on the train at the same time.

Police investigating the unsavoury incident are reviewing CCTV from the train and the station in an attempt to identify the person responsible who is described as being aged between 15 and 18 years, slim, with brown hair and wearing a blue t-shirt.

Detective Constable Paul Farquhar is appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the assault to contact British Transport Police.

He said: “This assault left the victim upset and I am hopeful that anyone who was at the station or on the train and has information which can identify those involved will feel able to get in touch.”

British Transport Police can be contacted on 0800 40 50 40 or by texting 61016. Information can also be given to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.