Last week, five university students were arrested on suspicion of attempting to grope a woman on an early morning commuter train.
Now unfortunately groping on trains isn’t the least bit uncommon, although such an organized team effort is. And what makes this story more unusual (and unsavoury) is that the poor woman involved was already under police protection following a similar attack in November.
Luckily this protection was in place when the group moved in, and all five members were arrested on the spot as they tried to touch her. The woman was quoted as saying that the suspects were in the same group that had molested her previously, and the police report stated that the students had agreed to specific roles, with some of them doing the groping whilst the others were on lookout duties.
The mind boggles, it really does…