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Appeal after man seen taking inappropriate photos of woman

Police would like to speak to this man in connection with the incident at Leeds railway station.

Police would like to speak to this man in connection with the incident at Leeds railway station.

Detectives are appealing for help after a man was seen taking inappropriate photographs of a woman on board a train.

The incident occurred on Tuesday April 29 on board the 8.11am Leeds to Plymouth Cross Country service.

Det Con Ian Grice, leading the investigation, said: “It was morning rush hour and the train was extremely busy, with no seats available. The 25-year-old victim was stood with a colleague in the aisle.

“As the train travelled between Leeds and Sheffield, the victim noticed a man sitting in an adjacent seat appearing to take inappropriate photographs of her with a mobile phone. She moved away and left the train shortly afterwards.”

Officers have been analysing CCTV from the train and at various stations in the local area, leading to today’s release of images of a man they’d like to speak to.

Det Con Grice said: “This was a very upsetting experience for the victim and we are doing all we can to catch the man responsible.

“British Transport Police will not tolerate inappropriate behaviour which interferes with passenger comfort and take all reports seriously.

“I urgently want to speak to the man pictured, as I believe he might be able to greatly assist our investigation. I believe he got off the train at Derby station and may have connections in the Skipton area. If you recognise him, or have any other information which might help, please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 405040, or text 61016, quoting reference PSUB/B7 of 27/05/14.

Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

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