British Transport Police (BTP) detectives have today released images of two men they believe may have vital information in relation to a serious sexual assault which took place on board a train travelling to Leicester.
A 35-year-old woman from the West Bromwich area contacted police to report that she had been assaulted on board the 14.52 Birmingham New Street to Leicester service on Wednesday, 30 April, 2014 between 3.22 and 3.50pm.
Detective Chief Inspector Andrea Rainey leading the investigating said, “Following the report we have launched an investigation into this incident and have undertaken extensive enquires, including forensic examinations, speaking to witnesses and reviewing CCTV footage from on the train and in the station.
“Today, I am appealing to identify the two men pictured who, I must stress we do not believe were involved in this incident. However they have captured on camera speaking to the victim a short while after the assault outside Nandos restaurant in Leicester. We believe they may have vital information in relation to this investigation, which is why I have taken the unusual step of releasing their images today.
“If you recognise either of the men, or if you are either of them yourself, I would urge you to come forward.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016, quoting MSUB/B4 of 17/7/214. Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.