Girl sexually assaulted twice on Newquay to Plymouth train

A 17-year-old girl was sexually assaulted twice by two different men on a train as she made her way home from a music festival

A 17-year-old girl was sexually assaulted twice by two different men on a train as she made her way home from a music festival

The 17-year-old girl had been to the Boardmasters music festival and was coming home when she was attacked.

The first man, who was wearing a novelty shark hat, started tickling the girl after she refused a kiss, so she moved seat.

When she said no, he tickled her before trying to take her mobile phone.

British Transport Police (BTP) is urging any witnesses on the Great Western Railway service between 8.45pm and 9pm on 12 August to come forward.

The second man, who identified himself as Lance, then sexually assaulted the girl by kissing her and touching himself inappropriately.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Matt Grieve said: 'This was a deeply upsetting and shocking incident for this young woman.

The first offender is a white man with pale skin, ginger hair, he was wearing a white shirt with a palm tree on it and blue shorts with a novelty shark hat. He had a white polo shirt on and camo shorts.

He is described as white with mousey hair and pronounced sideburns.

"If you were on board this train and witnessed what happened, or saw two men acting suspiciously, then I would urge you to get in touch.

Your information could prove vital to our enquiries to understand what happened, and who is responsible".

"Any information, no matter how small, can be passed to BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 423 of 16/08/2017". Alternatively, you can ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111.

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