British Transport Police (BTP) detectives are appealing for information after a train conductor was sexually assaulted on a train travelling between Lincoln and Nottingham.
The incident took place at around 7.50pm on Saturday, May 5, on the 7.35pm Lincoln to Nottingham East Midlands Trains service.
Police Constable Jackie Wadey of British Transport Police said: “The female conductor approached three men on the service and asked to see their tickets. She then bent over to pick something up when one of the men sexually assaulted her.”
PC Wadey added: “The victim then ran down the train and into the driver’s cab where she was followed by the man who began banging on the door.
“Police were called and the three men were arrested at Hykeham railway station. Two of the men were dealt with for public order offences after becoming aggressive and resisting arrest and the third man, aged 25 from Nottingham, arrested in connection with the assault, has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.
“The victim has been left extremely distressed by this incident. This was an unprovoked attack on a member of staff simply doing her job; the incident has left her in total shock.
“BTP will not tolerate assaults of any kind towards railway staff and we will do everything possible to track down the offenders and bring them to justice.
“The train was reportedly busy at the time of the assault and subsequent arrests of the three men, and I would like to appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact police”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact BTP on 0800 40 50 40 quoting incident 517 of 05/05/2012. Information can also be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.