By Michael Wilkinson , Political Correspondent. That's all for today. Read our article about all the reaction to Jeremy Corbyn's suggestion that women-only train carriages could be considered in his bid to reduce the number of sexual assaults. My colleague Helena Horton looks at how Twitter reflected on the idea — and there were some strongly held views on both sides of the argument. Emma Barnett Our Women's Editor Emma Barnett , who's experienced sexual harassment on public transport, gives her thoughts on Jeremy Corbyn's announcement today. In her article she says: "Women-only carriages are plainly not the solution.
Police praise woman who took photo of alleged sex offender on train
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Sexual offences on Victoria's public transport have surged by 60 per cent in three years, prompting calls for a public register that tracks reports of sex crimes and harassment on all train, tram and bus routes. Days after the Productivity Commission reported that nearly a third of Victorians feel unsafe using public transport at night, The Age can reveal that reports of sexual crimes are on the rise across the entire network. Sexual offences on public transport have increased by 60 per cent in the past three years. Credit: Craig Abraham. On Thursday, Police Minister Lisa Neville confirmed that police would deploy Protective Services Officers on tram routes with higher incidences of crime for the first time. The move has been welcomed by PSOs, with two officers telling The Age they had pushed internally for more officers on the tram network, because trams at night were like "rolling jungles".
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Police have commended a year-old woman who discreetly took a photo of a man after he allegedly indecently assaulted her on a train travelling from the Sydney CBD last year. Men whom police would like to speak to in regard to alleged indecent assaults on public transport in Sydney. Credit: Police Media.
Police are hunting three men after teenage girls were allegedly targeted during a series of indecent assaults on Sydney public transport. Officers attached to Police Transport Command have released CCTV footage and images of three men who they believe can assist with their inquiries into several alleged indecent assaults. About 6pm on Friday, August 17, , a year-old woman was allegedly indecently assaulted by a man on a train travelling to Auburn from St James Railway Station. The man police believe can assist inquiries is described as being of Indian Sub-Continental appearance, about cm tall, aged in his late 20s or early 30s. He was pictured with short dark hair and facial hair, wearing a grey hooded jacket, navy pants, bright blue shoes, and a navy backpack.