CCTV released after woman inappropriately touched on a train to York

This is the man police would like to talk to
17 Nov 2016 @ 9.09 am
| Crime, News
This is the man police would like to talk to
This is the man police would like to talk to

A woman was left “extremely upset” after being inappropriately touched by a man while travelling on a train between Harrogate and York.

The incident happened on Friday, September 16. The man first attempted to start a conversation with the victim, a 20-year-old woman from Edinburgh, while she was waiting to catch a train at Harrogate station.

He then closely followed her onto the platform and onto the 1.06pm service from Harrogate to York, where he sat next to her.

The man then placed his head on her shoulder before inappropriately touching her legs and thighs.

Officers from British Transport Police are appealing for information. Investigating officer PC Robert McDonald said:

This was an extremely upsetting incident for the victim, who was so distressed she has only just been able to provide us with a statement.

We simply will not tolerate unwanted sexual behaviour of this nature on the rail network. If you are ever a victim of sexual assault, please report it to us so we can trace and stop these perpetrators.

PC McDonald is particularly keen to speak with the man in the CCTV image, who left the train at York as “he has essential information that will assist our enquiries”.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40
Or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Text 61016
Quote reference number 294 of 4/11