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'Sexually Inappropriate' Couple Sought By Police After Incident On London To Essex Train

28/07/2015 16:15 BST | Updated 28/07/2015 16:59 BST

Police have released CCTV images of a man and a woman they want to speak to, after a report of inappropriate sexual behaviour on board a London to Essex train.

Officers from British Transport Police (BTP) are appealing for the pair to come forward following the alleged incident on 7 June.

Sergeant Alan King said: “We received a report of inappropriate sexual behaviour on the 9.20pm London Liverpool Street to Clacton-on-Sea train.

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Police want to talk to this couple in relation to the allegations

“The behaviour allegedly started at Liverpool Street and continued until the train arrived at Chelmsford. There were a number of young children in the carriage at the time, who were moved away by their parents due to the behaviour.”

[N.B. the journey from Liverpool Street to Chelmsford lasts up to 35 minutes]

Officers are now appealing directly to the man and woman pictured to come forward.

Sgt King added: “I would appeal directly to the man and woman in the CCTV images to make contact with BTP so we can speak to them about this matter. We would also ask anyone who recognises them to get in touch. We are also appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident and has not yet come forward to do so.

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The behaviour allegedly started at Liverpool Street and continued until Chelmsford

“We take all reports of inappropriate sexual behaviour very seriously. Trains are shared public spaces and all passengers must behave in a way that shows consideration and respect to those around them. The public can report incidents on train and at stations, discreetly, by texting 61016.”

Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting background reference E/B2 of 28/07/2015. Information can also be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.