A woman tried to lure an eight-year-old boy away from his family at Waterloo station in London to carry out a sex act, police have said.
The suspect tried to get the boy to engage in sexual activity after approaching him while he was sitting with his family at the station just before 8pm on 22 December last year, according to British Transport Police.
The child’s mother heard the sexually explicit comment allegedly made by the woman and confronted her, causing the suspect to walk away.
British Transport Police have released CCTV images of a woman they believe may have information about the alleged incident.
In a statement last Friday, the force said: “Officers investigating an incident during which a woman made a sexually explicit comment to a child are releasing CCTV images in connection.
“At just before 8pm on Wednesday, 22 December, 2021, a woman approached an eight-year-old child who was sat on a bench at Waterloo station with his family.
"The woman then made an effort to lure the child away from his family before making a sexually explicit comment to him.
"The child’s mother heard the comment and confronted the woman who then walked away from the victim and his family.
"Officers believe the woman in the CCTV images may have information which could help their investigation."
Anyone who recognises the woman, or has any information about the incident, may contact British Transport Police by texting 61016 or calling 0800 405040 quoting reference 499 of 22/12/21. Alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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