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Officers tackle unwanted sexual behaviour on transport network

Monday, December 2, 2013
2:59 PM

Officers from British Transport Police are tackling unwanted sexual behaviour on the railway as part of a week-long operation.

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Operation Centurion was launched today and will run until Friday in support of an Association of Chief Police Officers’ (ACPO) nationally coordinated initiative.

Superintendent Nicki Watson, who is co-ordinating BTP’s activity, said: “Our officers will be conducting plain clothes and high-visibility patrols on the rail and tube network in a bid to tackle inappropriate sexual behaviour.

“We want victims to have the confidence to report these types of incidents to us and know that they will be taken seriously.

“If someone has made you feel uncomfortable on your journey – however minor it may seem to you – reporting it to police can help us target the perpetrator and prevent it happening to another passenger.”

During the week, BTP officers will be at key stations and onboard train services across the country.

The action follows the public launch of Project Guardian across London in July – a multi agency initiative involving BTP, Metropolitan Police Safer Transport Command, City of London Police and Transport for London.

The partners have been working together to improve the levels of reporting among victims of sexual offences and to create an environment on the transport network which does not tolerate intimidation and sexual harassment.

To report an incident of a sexual nature to British Transport Police call 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 with details of what happened.

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