Published On: Wed, Jun 3rd, 2015 on 3:20 pm

Man sought after woman, 21, kissed by stranger on train

British Transport Police (BTP) detectives are appealing to the public to help find a man who may have information which can assist with an incident that took place on board a train.

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On 24 May, the 8.14pm service to Sunderland departed from York.

A 21-year-old woman from Wakefield, was sat in coach B when a man, who was seated several rows in front of her, left his seat and approached her.

He began to make making inappropriate comments which made her feel extremely uncomfortable, then kissed her face. She asked him to leave her alone, but he continued to harass her before returning to his seat.

The man left the train at Sunderland and the woman reported the incident to police.

Detectives investigating the incident believe the man in the image they issued has information which can assist with their enquiries.

Image: British Transport Police.

Detective Constable Wayne Green said: “BTP is determined to stamp out such behaviour. The victim of this assault was upset and angry, and I would like to thank her for reporting the incident to us.

“We take all reports of unwanted sexual behaviour extremely seriously and are working hard to find the person responsible. Please help us by telling us who the man in the image is.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference PSUB/B4 of 2/6/2015.

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

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