Woman tried to lure boy, 8, from family at station to carry out sex act - police 6 days ago

Woman tried to lure boy, 8, from family at station to carry out sex act - police

She approached the boy as he sat on a bench with his family

A woman tried to lure an 8-year-old boy away from his family to carry out a sex act at a busy London train station, police have said.

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The suspect tried to get the boy to engage in sexual activity after accosting him while he was sitting with his family at Waterloo station just before 8pm on December 22.

The schoolboy's mother heard the sexually explicit comment and confronted the woman, causing her to walk off.

Detectives have released CCTV images of a woman they want to question as they believe she might have information about the incident.

Anyone who recognises the woman, or has any information about the incident, can contact BTP or Crimestoppers (credit: British Transport Police)

A spokesman for British Transport Police (BTP) said the woman "made an effort to lure the child away from his family before making a sexually explicit comment to him".

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"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, is asked to contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 499 of 22/12/21.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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