Man reportedly 'exposed himself' in front of 14-year-old girl on Thameslink train

British Transport Police is investigating an "indecent exposure" report from a train travelling between Gatwick and Hitchin

British Transport Police is investigating an "indecent exposure" report from a train travelling between Gatwick Airport and Hitchin - Credit: Joe Giddens/PA

A man reportedly "exposed himself" in front of a 14-year-old girl and her mother on a train between Gatwick Airport and Hitchin.

British Transport Police has launched an investigation into the incident, which is thought to have taken place at around 7pm on Saturday, August 27.

A police spokesperson: "A man sat near a 14-year-old girl and her mother on board the train.

"During the journey the man exposed himself inappropriately to the 14-year-old girl while staring at her.

"The victim’s mother confronted the man, who then got up and walked away."

Police have released a picture of a person they would like to speak to in connection with the incident. He was on board the Hitchin-bound train and may be able to help with their investigation.

British Transport Police officers would like to speak with this man in connection with an incident on board a train

British Transport Police officers would like to speak with this man in connection with an indecent exposure report on board a Thameslink train - Credit: British Transport Police

The BTP spokesperson added that anybody with information can contact the force by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 548 of August 27.

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