|Arrest For Turnham Green Sexual Assault|
Part of operation to protect transport users from harassment
A 44-year-old man has been arrested and bailed in connection with a historic sexual assault on a District line train between Westminster and Turnham Green tube stations.
His arrest was part of an operation which saw fifteen people arrested earlier this month during an operation to tackle unwanted sexual behaviour on London’s trains, Tubes and buses.
Project Guardian was a multi agency initiative involving British Transport Police (BTP), Metropolitan Police Safer Transport Command (STC), City of London Police and Transport for London (TfL).
They have been working together to improve the levels of reporting among victims of sexual offences and to create an environment on the Capital’s transport network which does not tolerate intimidation and sexual harassment.
The week of action, which ran from Monday, 2 December to Sunday, 8 December, involved uniformed officers stepping up patrols and advising the travelling public about Project Guardian.
Plain clothes officers were also deployed to identify any suspicious behaviour across the transport network.
Chief Superintendent Sultan Taylor, Safer Transport Command, said: "We want to make it clear that the MPS, BTP and TfL will not tolerate any incidents of unwanted sexual behaviour on public transport. The results from the week of action show that we are committed to investigating all sexual offences and bring offenders to justice."
December 13, 2013