The number of sex assaults on London’s Underground and Overground rail networks rose to the highest level in the past five years in 2013, it was revealed today.

There were 403 cases in London in the 12 months to January 2014, compared with 310 the previous year, according to statistics obtained by London Live, the Standard’s sister TV station.

The increase coincides with the launch of a police operation to raise awareness of sex attacks on the Tube and trains.

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