Police have released a picture of a man they want to speak to in connection with a sexual assault that took place in a toilet at Finsbury Park station.
The incident took place at the station in north London around 11am on Thursday, October 9th.
A woman in her 30’s was on a platform at the station when a man approached her and started making lewd comments towards her. She made it clear she was not interested in speaking to him and walked away.
She entered the women’s toilet on platform 7 of the station, but the man followed her in. It was here that he blocked the exit and exposed himself to her before starting to masturbate.
Fortunately a member of staff at the station saw the man follow her in and went to intervene, hammering on the toilet door. At this point the man ran off and fled the station.
Detective Constable Gerald Hughes of the British Transport Police (BTP) said: “This was an extremely disturbing incident, which, unsurprisingly, caused considerable distress to the victim.
“BTP is constantly working to ensure the rail network remains a safe place, free of all forms of unwanted sexual behaviour and violence.
“We need to find the person responsible for this crime. I believe the man in the picture we are issuing today has information which will help with our investigation.
“Do you recognise him? Please contact BTP.”
If you were a witness or have any information about this incident, you can call the BTP on 0800 40 50 40, quoting reference ESUB/B5 of 10/11/2014. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.