Police are hunting for a man who allegedly forced his takeaway into the mouth of a young woman and called her a ‘typical f****** Londoner’ because she did not want to chat on the train.
Victoria Adams, 22, was on board the London Midland train from Euston to Northampton on Saturday when the incident took place.
She claims that shortly after boarding a man made his way into the seat beside her and began to speak to her.
After a while, the account executive decided to close her eyes and listen to her music, however the man was not best pleased.
Speaking to the Standard, she said: ‘He was getting annoyed that I didn’t want to interact and was saying ‘typical f****** Londoner’, so I decided to pretend to go to sleep.
‘A few minutes later he started shoving food in my mouth as I had my eyes shut and then began pulling on my scarf.
‘That was when a girl on the other side tried to help me and he was going crazy and screaming at her and then lunged at her, which was when other men stood up and pulled him off her.’
‘I then climbed out – he had pinned me against the window – and ran to another carriage.’
Adams said that she then tried to climb out of her seat but the man pinned her up against the window.
Eventually, she broke free.
Horrified passengers then disembarked the train as it stopped at Tring station and British Transport Police officers arrived at the scene.
A British Transport Police spokesman said: ‘I can confirm that a passenger posted on Twitter about an assault and disorder on the 17.54 train from Euston to Northampton on Saturday.
‘We attended and spoke to the man involved. We would like to speak to anyone who was a victim of an offence in relation to this incident or who has any information about what took place.’
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0800 405040 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.