Man groped woman in front of daughter, 6, on Central line train

Fiona Simpson
Tube attack: A CCTV image of a man police want to speak to after a woman was attacked: BTP

Police have launched a manhunt after a pervert groped a woman on a Central line Tube train in front of her six-year-old daughter.

The victim, aged in her 30s, was travelling between Mile End and Leytonstone, in east London, when a man touched her inappropriately, British Transport Police said.

The woman turned to face the man, who then began to speak to her daughter, detectives added.

The pair fled the train at Leytonstone but the suspect followed and continued to speak to them.

CCTV image: Police are looking to speak to this man (BTP)

He is then said to have left the train and returned to Stratford where he boarded a DLR train towards Woolwich Arsenal after the attack around 6.20pm on February 21.

Officers have now released CCTV images of a man they wish to speak to in connection with the incident.

Anyone who recognises him should call 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016, quoting reference number 228 03/05/2017.