Man endures ‘disgraceful and prolonged’ sexual assault on Finsbury Park to King’s Cross train

A man police wish to speak to in connection with the alleged sexual assault. Picture: BTP

A man police wish to speak to in connection with the alleged sexual assault. Picture: BTP - Credit: Archant

A man was subjected to a “disgraceful and prolonged” sexual assault on a busy Victoria Line train between Finsbury Park and King’s Cross.

A man has died on the tracks near Hornsey railway station Picture: BTP

A man has died on the tracks near Hornsey railway station - Credit: David Cotter BTP

Police are appealing for witnesses after the victim, 38, was touched inappropriately by a man on Wednesday morning at about 7.30am.

During the assault, the suspect stood very close to the victim – who was standing on the packed train – and pressed himself against the man.

He then began to touch him, and did not stop until the victim left the train at King’s Cross.

Det Con Suleman Yazdani, who is investigating the crime, said it was a “disgraceful and prolonged assault”.

He added: “As you can imagine, this was a frightening experience for him as he quite rightly did not expect or want this man to touch him.

“Unwanted sexual behaviour such as this will never be tolerated and we work closely with our partners throughout the capital to encourage victims to report offences.”

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The suspect is described as a white man, about 5ft 7in, in his mid-20s, with blue eyes and blonde, curly hair.

During the attack, he was wearing a camouflage jacket, black jeans and trainers. He also had a bright rucksack and a black earring in his left ear.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the British Transport Police by texting 61016 or by phoning 0800 40 50 and quoting reference 113 of 23/3/17.

You could also phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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