i apologise in advance to what i am about to type and for what you are about to read but i really do need to share this with you, mainly the ladies that are reading this, and especially those ladies that travel on the london underground.

today and member of my team arrived to work in somewhat of a distraught state. i will now tell you the tale of what had happened to her on her travels into work on the district line.

as usual the district line was heaving, it was rush hour, this is quite the norm. personal space becomes quite an issue and a very rare luxury at these times of day.

she had boarded the train and was standing by the doors, against the glass panel that divides the central entry/exit area from the seated area. she was pretty much squished into the corner up against the glass with minimal space. she began to feel uncomfortable and that her personal space was being invaded more than normal. she became aware that the man next to her was close. uncomfortably close and perhaps rubbing against her. she had one stop to go before she left the train and desperately tried to move away in the little space she had. the doors opened the man left she turned and shot him a disapproving look and left the train her self.

on leaving the station she went to get a morning cup of tea, when she noticed something on her leg and then on her shoe. the man had indeed been rubbing himself and had left a very personal and very unwanted gift behind. down her leg and on her shoe.

this happened on a packed tube train in the height of londons morning rush hour. if this man is as bold to do this what else is he capable of.

please ladies be aware be very aware and please look out for those who are traveling with you who might look uncomfortable and unaware of what might be happening to them.


  1. Fran
    May 9, 2012 / 21:26

    Oh acck that’s just disgusting, poor girl!!

  2. May 9, 2012 / 21:36

    that is GROSS and totally invasive. If she knows where he got off the train and the approximate time, surely the police can look at CCTV.

    Poor girl

    • hpmcq
      May 9, 2012 / 21:42

      the police are working on it hopefully we will see results, they have taken her clothes for DNA

  3. May 9, 2012 / 21:51

    This is a terrible story, what a disgusting and awful act to have happened to your colleague. I hope that man is caught quickly

  4. May 9, 2012 / 22:09

    Holy crap, what a sick pervert! I once was felt up on a bus at the age of 18. When I got off the bus the guy followed me until I asked a random family if I could walk with them. F***ing sick bastards!

    • hpmcq
      May 9, 2012 / 22:13

      as she was telling me what had happened i couldn’t actually process it in my head
      a packed tube, the district line is packed beyond packed and he could do that? what else is he capable off

  5. May 10, 2012 / 06:40

    I’ve read before that this is a big problem in Tokyo, I believe there are actually signs on trains, warning people that it may happen. Frotteurism is actually classified as a mental illness, an unnatural compulsion, which may make your employee feel better – it wasn’t personal, just the actions of an ill person. Either way, it’s an absolutely horrendous thing to happen and I can’t imagine how violated she must feel.

    My Mum and I got flashed a few years ago, a man sat in the bushes masturbating at us, and I chased him off – horrible coward. We then saw his picture in the paper years later after he’d raped a woman. Utterly chilling.

    • hpmcq
      May 10, 2012 / 19:28

      this is what is worrying me, if he is that bold on a jam packed tube what is his next move? what else is he capable of when there isn’t such an audience.

  6. May 10, 2012 / 11:46

    Holy crap that is horrible, some people are sick. I hope the police get him so no one else has that experience.

  7. hpmcq
    May 10, 2012 / 19:30

    just to let you know that my assistant is fine, she has been rather remarkable today and has been assisting the police with their investigation. he is clearly visible on cctv and has been spotted on a number of days getting on and off at the same times. unfortunately he was no where to be seen today but the search continues x

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