Girl, 17, raped in toilet on London-Kent train

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The girl was raped on a train bound for Kent on May 20 (Image: PA)

A teenager has been arrested after a 17-year-old girl was raped in a train toilet.

The victim was traveling on a service from London to Dartford, Kent, when she was attacked by another passenger.

She was sexually assaulted in the toilet cubicle after the train left Eltham at around 2.30pm on Friday 20 May.

British Transport Police arrested a 19-year-old man after opening an investigation.

He has since been released on police bail pending investigations.

Investigators are now appealing to any eyewitnesses to get in touch.

A police spokesman said: “Officers investigating a rape on board a service traveling between Eltham and Dartford are asking for witnesses or anyone with information

“On Friday, May 20, just after 2:30 p.m., a 17-year-old girl was raped in one of the train’s toilet stalls.

“A 19-year-old man was arrested in connection and released on police bail pending further investigation.

“Officials are very keen to speak to witnesses or anyone who may have information to aid in their investigation.”

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