POLICE have released CCTV images of a man suspected of touching himself indecently while staring at a woman on a train.

The incident happened on a train between Kirby Cross and Thorpe-le-Soken station on June 8 at about 9am.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: " A woman in her late teens had joined the service and had taken a seat next to a window.

"During the journey towards Colchester a man sat opposite the woman.

"As the train continued, the woman became aware that the man was staring at her whilst touching himself inappropriately.

"The woman, who was understandably distressed by this unwanted sexual behaviour, reported this incident to police a short while later."

Anyone with information should call 0800 405040 quoting reference 157 of 08/06/2017 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.