Grantham man arrested after exposing himself to children on train to Skegness

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A man from the Grantham area has been arrested after exposing himself on a train to Skegness.

British Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for witnesses after the man exposed himself to carriage full of passengers, including young children, on board a train travelling between Nottingham and Aslockton.

The incident took place on Saturday May 23 on board the 5.44pm Nottingham to Skegness service as it travelled between Nottingham and Aslockton.

PC Rebecca Rushton said, “A group of between six and eight men, who we believe were under the influence of alcohol, boarded the train and began chanting and singing.

“One of the members of the group then exposed himself to the whole carriage, including a number of families and young children.

“The same man then became verbally abusive and aggressive to the train conductor, who contacted police.”

The train was met by BTP officers at Aslockton, and the man, who is aged 18 and from the Grantham area, was arrested. He has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

PC Rushton added: “Unwanted sexual behaviour of any kind will be not tolerated anywhere on the rail network and we take all reports of this nature seriously.

“This clearly must have been an unpleasant and distressing experience for the passengers on board and I would urge anyone who was travelling on the train and who witnessed the incident to please come forward and speak to us.”

Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 quoting MSUB/ B5 of 8/6/2015.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.