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Police hunt for man who indecently touched himself on train to Orpington

PUBLISHED: 16:28 16 April 2014 | UPDATED: 16:28 16 April 2014

British Transport Police (BTP) officers are calling on the public to help trace a man who performed an indecent act on himself on a train between London Waterloo East and Orpington.

The incident happened shortly after 1pm on April 9, as a woman, 43, travelled towards Petts Wood station.

Pc Michael Willoughby said: “The woman was frightened by the man and moved into another carriage, but he followed her and sat next to her.

“She then noticed he had his hand down the front of his trousers and was performing an indecent act on himself – all the time staring at the woman.

“She moved again, but was again followed by the man.

“The offender was a black man, aged about 50, 5ft 10ins, of large build and had short hair which was almost shaved bald.

“He was wearing a dark T-shirt, a navy cotton top and dark grey cotton jogging bottoms.

“It is imperative that we trace this man as soon as possible as his behaviour was completely unacceptable.”

If you have any information, please call BTP on 0800 40 50 40, text 61016, or ring Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

In all calls please quote log SSUB/B10 of 16/4/14.

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