Boy, 14, assaulted on Stansted Airport to Bishop's Stortford train

A 14-YEAR-OLD boy was assaulted onboard a train travelling between Stansted Airport and Bishops Stortford stations. British Transport Police (BTP) is now appealing for any information about the incident which took place on Tuesday August 11. Officers have

A 14-YEAR-OLD boy was assaulted onboard a train travelling between Stansted Airport and Bishops Stortford stations.

British Transport Police (BTP) is now appealing for any information about the incident which took place on Tuesday August 11.

Officers have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak in connection with the assault.

Investigating officer, PC Andy Rudd, said that the victim boarded the train at Stansted Airport at around 4.10pm.


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"The victim, who was travelling alongside three friends, spoke to a man who was sat near to them on the train," said PC Rudd.

"Shortly afterwards the man began to verbally abuse the boys before grabbing the victim around the neck. Although he was not seriously injured, at just 14-years-old the victim was left very shaken by the incident."

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All three boys got off the train at Bishop's Stortford and officers believe that the offending man left the train at Broxbourne station.

PC Rudd added: "This appears to have been an unprovoked attack and I would urge anyone who recognises the man pictured to contact police."

Anyone who has any information about the incident can contact British Transport Police on Freephone 0800 40 50 40 quoting crime reference number B05/106996/2009 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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