POLICE are searching for a man who committed an indecent act while staring at a woman on a train. The victim, a woman in her 30s, was travelling between Streatham and Thornton Heath on April 12 when the incident occurred. Detective Constable Marie Jeffery said: "The woman boarded the train at Streatham and a man got on soon after and sat directly opposite her. "The woman was using her mobile phone when she realised the man was staring at her and committing an indecent act. "She shouted at the man and moved away from him." The man got off the train at Thornton Heath, where is believed to have boarded another train which he left at Norbury. British Transport Police (BTP) have released a CCTV image of the man they want to talk to. Det Con Jefferey said: "I am asking anyone who recognises the man in this picture to contact BTP as a matter of urgency, as we believe he will be able to help us in our investigation. We also want to hear from anyone else with information about what happened. "This incident was deeply distressing for the victim and, while indecent exposure on the rail network is rare, we know they can be very upsetting for victims. "That is why we treat them very seriously and work closely with train companies and local police forces to identify those responsible and take appropriate action."Anyone who recognises the man in the picture, or who has information about what took place, is asked to call BTP on 0800 40 50 40 or ring Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, quoting SSUB/B10 of 12/05/14.
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