Appeal after assault at Leeds railway station

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British Transport Police are appealing for help to identify a man they believe may have information about an assault that took place at Leeds railway station.

Officers are also hoping to trace the victim of the assault, which took place at around 7.50pm on Sunday March 23.

PC Cara Andrew, the investigating officer, said: “The victim, an Asian man in his 30s, was sitting on a step on platform 16 when a man came up behind him, hurled racial abuse at him then kicked him in the back. The incident was witnessed by another passenger who contacted police and reported the assault.

“After reviewing CCTV of the incident, I believe that the man pictured may be able to assist with our investigations into this crime, and I’d urge anyone who recognises him, or know his current whereabouts to please get in touch.

“Officers have made significant attempts to trace the victim involved but to no avail. This must have been a very unpleasant experience for him and I would like to appeal to him to come forward so we can offer him support. British Transport Police take incidents such as this very seriously and we will do everything that we can to bring the perpetrator to justice and assist the victim.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 405040, or text 61016, quoting background PSUB/B6 of 16/4/14.

Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.