Hollyoaks star Anna Shaffer has revealed she suffered a terrifying sexual assault on the tube today. The 26-year-old actress was left “shaken” after the alleged incident when she claims a man tried to put his hand down her underwear.
She later reported the assault to police and thanked a fellow passenger for stepping in and screaming at the man while she was frozen. “Thank you to the @TfL staff at Knightsbridge who just helped me report a sexual assault to the police after a man touched me and tried to put his hand in my knickers on a crowded tube carriage,” she tweeted this morning.
“Was shaken + nervous to report but they calmed me + guided me with care + kindness (sic).” Anna Shaffer reveals she suffered sexual assault on the tube in London
She tweeted: “Also to the brilliant + brave woman who saw it happened and screamed at him while I was frozen. “Hard to believe that these things are still happening so often on public transport but comforting to know there is stellar support on hand when it does (sic).” “1/2 Hi Anna. I’m really sorry that you had to experience that on the Tube,” TfL tweeted. “I hope that you’re now okay, & that they can catch the man who did this… “2/2 I’m pleased that the staff member at Knightsbridge was so caring and kind in helping you report this. I’ll pass this feedback on to the area manager for the station now. (sic)” Anna’s Hollyoaks co-stars rushed to comfort her.
Anna is best known for playing Ruby Button in Hollyoaks and Romilda Vane in the Harry Potter film franchise. The popular actress was sent messages of support from her soap co-stars. Jorgie Porter, who played Theresa McQueen, tweeted: “Hope u ok Anna (sic).” Meanwhile, Andy Moss, who played Rhys Ashworth, wrote: “That’s gross !!! Sendin you big love shaffs x (sic).” PJ Brennan, who played Doug Carter, added: “Love you, glad you’re okay, and grateful there were people there to help. Feel better xx.”