Police want to speak to this man after items were stolen from handbag left on a train

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Do you recognise this man?

British Transport Police officers want to speak to him after several items were taken from a handbag that had been left behind on a train.

The incident occurred at around 9.20pm on Saturday, September 19.

Investigating officer PC Jade Snaith said: “The victim boarded the 9.22pm Northern Rail service at Doncaster, found a seat and placed her bag, containing a Sony Ericsson mobile phone, an iPhone 4 and a substantial amount of cash, on the seat next to her, by the window.

“She left the train at Bentley at around 9.25pm inadvertently leaving her bag behind.

“Another passenger who was walking down the aisle, spotted the bag and sat down next to it. He then rifled through the bag and placed items from it into his pockets. He then left the train at Wakefield Westgate at around 9.50pm.”

Officers believe the man in the image could have vital information about what happened and urge him or anyone who recognises him to come forward to assist officers with their enquiries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 405040, or text 61016, quoting reference PSUB/B14 of 20/10/2015. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.