Image released after pregnant woman threatened on Hitchin-bound train

British Transport Police want to speak to this woman in connection with threats made to a pregnant w

British Transport Police want to speak to this woman in connection with threats made to a pregnant woman while on a train travelling to Hitchin. - Credit: Archant

An image of a woman transport police want to speak to has been released today after a pregnant woman was threatened on a train travelling to Hitchin.

The public appeal has been launched by British Transport Police after other lines of enquiry have drawn a blank following the incident which took place on a train travelling from London King’s Cross and Hitchin at around 9.30pm on Wednesday, July 15.

PC Ben Swapp said: “The victim, a 23-year-old woman, remarked to her partner that the people in the seat across the aisle were talking very loudly on their phones.

“One of those she was referring to, a woman, overheard the comment and started to threaten the victim.”

The threats continued until the victim and her partner left the train at Hitchin.

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PC Swapp said: “This was a very unpleasant incident which caused needless stress to a pregnant woman.

“We work hard with out partners in the rail industry to ensure the rail network remains a safe and respectful environment.

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“The vast majority of those who travel do so without incident, but there are people who make travelling unpleasant and frightening for others.

“I think the woman in the image we are issuing today can help us with our enquiries into this incident. If you know who she is, please let us know.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the BTP on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference ESUB/B5 of 6/10/15. Information can also be passed on anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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