Woman saved by shy heroes

PUBLISHED: 17:51 23 July 2008 | UPDATED: 15:02 25 August 2010

TWO courageous men saved a 68-year-old woman from a sex attack on a train.

TWO courageous men saved a 68-year-old woman from a sex attack on a train.

Detective Chief Inspector Gareth Williams, of the British Transport Police, is appealing for the duo who intervened to come forward with information.

The incident took place on the 11.34am Dartford to Victoria service last Monday. A white male in his 50s confronted the lone woman and prevented her from leaving the train carriage as he attempted to indecently assault her.

DCI Williams said: "There were only a few passengers on the train, but two men apparently saw the woman in distress and stepped in to protect her. The men grabbed the suspect and ejected him from the train at Welling.

"Without the actions of these two men, we may well have been investigating a very different and even more serious scenario.

"This lady was subjected to a terrifying ordeal and consequently we are committed to making every effort to arrest the man responsible.

"We are eager for the two men who intervened to come forward and speak to police. We are equally keen to speak to any person that travelled on that specific train service, as they may hold vital information to assist us in our inquiry."

Call police on 0800 40 50 40 or the witness appeal line on 0207 391 5275.

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