Woman was inappropriately touched on Leeds train

Police would like to speak to this man after an incident at Leeds railway station.
Police would like to speak to this man after an incident at Leeds railway station.

Police have issued a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to after a woman was inappropriately touched on a train.

The incident happened shortly after 8pm on Sunday June 1 as the 21-year-old victim travelled on a train between Leeds and York.

PC James Finch, the investigating officer, said: “The victim was travelling on the service when a man boarded the rear of the train at Leeds. He made his way to coach B where he took the seat next to the victim.

“Shortly before the train arrived into York station, the man put his hand between the seat and the victim and inappropriately-touched her.

“The victim immediately challenged the man, who then got up and left the train at York and headed towards the city centre.”

Following the incident, detectives have carried out a number of enquiries and, as a result, have managed to isolate the image of a man they believe has key information about the incident.

PC Finch said: “I am convinced the man will be able to help our enquiries and I am calling on anyone who recognises him to get in touch. I would also like to hear from anyone else who may have information about the incident.

“Incidents of this nature are relatively rare on the rail network, but, when they do happen, can be extremely upsetting for victims.

“We work closely with the train companies and local police forces to trace offenders and, where appropriate, put them before the courts, but we do need the public to help.”

If you recognise the man, or have information about the incident, please call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or ring Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

In all calls please quote log PSUB/B1 of 23/6/2014.