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Natasha Hamilton Says She Feels 'Violated' After Being 'Sexually Assaulted' On A Train

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Natasha Hamilton Says She Feels 'Violated' After Being 'Sexually Assaulted' On A Train

Natasha Hamilton has claimed she felt 'violated' when a man 'rubbed himself against her' and 'heavily breathed down her neck' on a train.

The singer took to Twitter to tell her followers how she planned to report the incident to London Transport Police.

While travelling on the London overground from London Bridge to Elmstead Woods, Natasha says she thought she could feel a bag behind her but when she felt the man's heavy breathing she realised it was 'his penis'.

Sharing an image, Natasha wrote: "This vile excuse of a man just had his penis pushed up against me while on the overground train from London Bridge heading to Elmstead Woods.

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"I thought it was a bag until I felt him heavy breathing down my neck. I am appalled and calling the transport police when I get off!"

Credit: Twitter/Natasha Hamilton
Credit: Twitter/Natasha Hamilton

After posting her initial tweet, Natasha followed it up later on to explain how angry she was about the situation.

"Honesty I am shaking a feel so violated now! But more than anything I am so angry!! I had the opportunity to take his picture before he left the train - this has to stop happening to people!" she tweeted.

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Natasha's followers were divided by her post though, with some users commending the Atomic Kitten popstar for coming forward and reporting the man.

One user wrote: "I always thought that if it happened to me I'd kick off but when it did I didn't. I just froze and panicked. I felt so embarrassed. It's a horrible feeling & my heart goes out to you. Well done for speaking out. The more we see strong women do it the more other women will too [sic]."

Another added: "Hope you're okay! I had something similar happen to me on a London tube by an old man. Absolutely terrified me & I couldn't use tubes for years afterwards [sic]."

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However, some didn't agree with her post and questioned whether it could've been a mistake.

One user wrote: "I have been on trains so packed into London there is nowhere for you to move. I would be mortified if a woman thought I was rubbing up on her. You shouldn't put this on social media though, let the police handle it. If he has, deserves all he gets from it though [sic]."

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Another added: "Underground gets so busy, we could all be accused specially when celebrities think it's acceptable to plaster it all over social media."

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In a statement, The British Transport Police said: "British Transport Police are aware of a report on social media of a sexual assault on a Overground train from London Bridge to Elmstead Woods yesterday (10/10/18).

"Officers are making enquiries into this incident as part of an investigation.

"We take every report of unwanted sexual behaviour with the utmost of seriousness - and through our Report It To Stop It campaign we are encouraging victims to come forward to tell us what happened.

"You can do this by using our simple and discreet 61016 text service or by calling us on 0800 40 50 40."

Featured Image Credit: ITV/This Morning

Topics: Celebrity News

Mark Cunliffe
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