The number of sexual offences on trains reported to police is said to have more than doubled in five years.

There were almost 1,500 such offences reported to British Transport Police (BTP) in 2016-17, the BBC said.

This figure is an increase from 650 reports in 2012-13, a Freedom of Information request to BTP from Radio 5 Live showed.

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