- Teenager was travelling home from Boardmasters music festival on August 12
- As she got on the train she was approached by a man in a novelty shark hat
- He sat next to her and tickled her when she refused to give him a kiss
- She moved away from him and told another man what had just happened
- But the other man began touching her and himself inappropriately
A 17-year-old girl was sexually assaulted twice, by two different men, on a train as she made her way home from Boardmasters music festival.
The teenager was travelling on a Great Western Railway service between Newquay and Plymouth when she was approached by a man in a novelty shark hat who offered to help her with her luggage.
When on the train, he sat next to her and then asked if she wanted a kiss.
A 17-year-old girl was sexually assaulted twice, by two different men, on a train as she made her way home from a music festival (stock image)
After she said no, the man started tickling her and attempted to take her phone. The girl then moved to a different seat.
She was approached by another man who she told what had just happened.
Th man, who said his name was Lance, then sexually assaulted her by kissing her and touching her and himself inappropriately.
The terrifying incident took place between 8.45pm and 9pm on August 12.
British Transport Police are now appealing for witnesses who could provide them with information.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Matt Grieve said: ‘This was a deeply upsetting and shocking incident for this young woman.
‘If you were on board this train and witnessed what happened, or saw two men acting suspiciously, then I would urge you to get in touch.
‘Your information could prove vital in our enquiries to understand what happened, and who is responsible.’
The first offender is white with pale skin and ginger hair. He was wearing a white shirt with a palm tree on it, blue shorts and a novelty shark hat.
The second offender, Lance, is also white, with mousy hair and pronounced sideburns. He had on a white polo shirt and camouflage shorts.