Police appeal after woman sexually assaulted on Aberdeen train

Aberdeen Train Station.
Aberdeen Train Station.

Police are investigating after a woman was sexually assaulted on an Aberdeen train.

The woman was touched inappropriately on the train travelling from Aberdeen to Inverness.

The incident took place at around 9.20pm on Friday, May 16 as she walked through a carriage on the 8.14pm service, as it was journeying between Keith and Elgin.

As she walked past, a man touched her inappropriately.

The woman turned around and told him not to do that, before walking off.

The man got off the train at Elgin and was believed to be travelling with around seven other men.

He was white, around 25 and 6ft tall.

He was wearing a black and white top and sunglasses.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Nick Ritchie said: “No one has the right to treat another person like that.

“We’re determined to stamp out this kind of behaviour from our rail network, so please, if you know this man, let us know.

“If you’re ever made to feel uncomfortable, are the victim of a sexual assault or witness one taking place, you can discreetly text us on 61016 and that text goes straight through to our control room.”

If anyone recognises the man’s description or witnessed the assault taking place, they can contact the British Transport Police by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40, quoting reference 682 of May 16.

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