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Man denies harassing woman on train to Euston station with ‘highly sexualised’ language

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A 39-year-old man from Plumstead has appeared in court charged with using threatening language to harass a woman travelling to Euston train station.

Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that Mathew Ki Wallace used “disgusting” language to target the woman when he appeared in the dock today (Thursday, December 30).

He is also facing charges relating to the possession of cannabis and ecstasy.

On December 18, he allegedly approached a woman who was not known to him on a train, and began to make inappropriate comments which left her distressed.

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Prosecutor Nathan Paine-Davy told the court: “The defendant approached her and started talking to her and he started to make very inappropriate comments to her.

“Not only were they inappropriate but highly sexualised. I’m not going to read them out as they are distressing.

“She felt very concerned for her own safety, this man she had never met kept talking to her and trying to sit next to her which made her feel very vulnerable.”

Once the train arrived at Euston Station, he was reported to the British Transport Police and subsequently arrested.

He was found with cannabis in his possession and a small quantity of ecstasy.

Mr Paine-Davy continued: “Several things that were said including threats, suggestions he would like to rape the victim and comments about male anatomy which are frankly disgusting.

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“This was a lone female, he persisted to talk to her and continued to sit beside her.

“She was clearly distressed and to the extent she was texting her boyfriend during the course of the interaction.”

Wallace has denied the charge of using threatening and abusive language to cause harassment, alarm or distress but pleaded guilty to the two drug charges.

He has been released on unconditional bail and a trial date has been fixed March 16, 2022, in City of London Magistrates Court.

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