Pervert gropes woman in Highbury and Islingtion station then attacks her pals after they step in

A man was arrested for taking pictures up a woman's skirt at Angel Tube Station on Friday Pic: Anna

A man was arrested for taking pictures up a woman's skirt at Angel Tube Station on Friday Pic: Anna Bruce - Credit: Archant

A pervert groped a woman as she walked through a busy Tube station then attacked her friends after they stepped in to protect her.

The sexual assault took place shortly before 12midnight on June 30 when the 31-year-old victim was walking through Highbury and Islington station with some friends.

A man touched her inappropriately and walked off towards the exit, but when her friends confronted him came back and started shouting and hitting them.

He punched two of them – men aged 28 and 32 – before making off.

The suspect is a black man, about 6 ft 3 ins wearing a dark top and dark trousers,


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British transport Police (BTP) are appealing for witnesses.

Officers have placed appeal posters in the station and are following several other lines of enquiry in their investigation.

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Anyone with information can call British Transport Police (BTP) on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference ESUB/B10 of 04/07/2014.

Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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