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Indecent exposure on a Nottingham – Newark train – appeal

Detectives investigating an indecent exposure in Nottingham would like to identify him in connection.

On 9 July a man boarded the delayed 2.33pm service to Nottingham from Stoke-on-Trent.

During the journey, he exposed himself to a female passenger.

It’s believed the man was trying to travel to Newark Castle.

Officers believe the man in the CCTV image may have information which could help their investigation.

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If you recognise him or have any information please contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 2200069191.

Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


 

How can I help if I see someone being sexually harassed?

BTP advice 

On the train, we might hear someone persistently making sexual comments to another passenger or see them following them through the carriage when they’ve made it clear they don’t want to talk.

We might see someone standing too close on purpose, rubbing up against someone or trying to “upskirt” (take photos up someone’s clothing).

If you anything that makes you uncomfortable, you can help by being an active bystander.

  • Speak up. If you see anything that makes you feel uncomfortable, speak to a member of staff or police. Contact British Transport Police via the Railway Guardian app or by texting 61016. In an emergency, call 999.
  • Interrupt. You don’t need to confront anyone or wait for a situation to escalate. As soon as you see something that makes you uncomfortable, you can help by doing something small and subtle to defuse the situation.
  • In many ways your presence is your greatest superpower. In some cases, if it is safe to do so, standing between a person causing harm and a victim might be enough to stop what is happening
    • Place something in the overhead racks
    • Get up to look at the station map
    • Take a walk down the carriage to stretch your legs
  • Speak to the victim, reassure them, and offer them a subtle way out of the situation. If you’re not sure what to say, how about:
    • Are you OK?
    • Would you like my seat?

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