Woman Assaulted on Bus Seeks Acton 'Good Samaritan'

Were you on the 207 on Tuesday?



Kaitlyn Regehr wants to thank the man who intervened on the 207 bus


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A social media campaign to find a 'Good Samaritan' who stepped in to help a woman who'd been assaulted on the 207 bus to Acton has gone viral.

Kaitlyn Regehr, 30, was travelling home on the bus on Tuesday 6th October when a man grabbed her and another intervened.

On her Facebook page Ms Regehr recounted what happened:

''To the man on the 207 bus towards Acton last night (the tall, dark, and dapper one with the beard),

''Thank you for saying something when that man grabbed me. Thank you for insisting that it was not acceptable. Most of all, thank you for asking him about the women in his life, his mother, his sister... You said, "She could be your sister. She is someone's sister", and in doing so you made me a person. You made us a community.

''I thank you not just because you stood up for me, or because you made me feel safe, but because on your transit home - in this big, potentially anonymous city - you humanised assault. You didn't turn away. You took a stand. You said something.

''Because you were right. I am someone's sister. We all are. And us kids should all stand up for each other.''

Ms Regehr, a writer and documentary filmmaker, posted her story on Facebook and Instagram. It has received more than 42,000 likes and been shared more than 22,000 times.

She says she has travelled on the bus since but has not yet found her 'Good Samaritan'.

Police are looking into the CCTV from the bus in a bid to find the assailant.

9th October 2015