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Police appeal after alleged sexual assault on train between Gainsborough and Lincoln Central

Police want to speak to this man. Credit: British Transport Police

British Transport Police have released a CCTV image after a woman was allegedly sexually assaulted on board a train in Lincolnshire.

The incident is believed to have happened between 1.30pm and 2pm on 29 January, between Gainsborough and Lincoln Central stations.

A man is reported to have sat opposite a woman, and then repeatedly touched her inappropriately while asking her to come to his house.

He left the train at Lincoln Central and walked into the city centre.

Officers believe the man pictured be of use to their investigation.

Anyone with information should text BTP on 61016 or call 0800 405040.

CCTV appeal after bus sex assault

Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to identify following a sexual assault on a 16-year-old girl on a bus in Leeds. 

The incident happened between 7am and 7.10am on Wednesday, April 26, on a Number 4 First Bus service travelling from Pudsey Road to Leeds city centre. 

The victim and the suspect got on the bus on Pudsey Road at the junction with Butt Lane. 

CCTV image of man police want to identify after a sex assault on a girl on a bus Credit: West Yorkshire Police
CCTV image of man police want to identify after a sex assault on a girl on a bus Credit: West Yorkshire Police

They were both sat on the back seat on the upper deck of the bus when the man was seen by other passengers touching the girl inappropriately. 

He was challenged and moved downstairs before getting off the bus. The driver was alerted and police were contacted. 

The suspect was described as white, aged in his early seventies, about 5ft 5ins tall, and of skinny build. He was wearing light blue jeans, a three-quarter length grey jacket with a cream collar and lining and a navy blue woolly hat. 

Anyone who recognises him is asked to contact Detective Constable Louise Steele of Leeds District Safeguarding Unit via 101 quoting crime number 13170186628 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Woman sexually assaulted in Leeds

Police are appealing for witnesses after a young woman was sexually assaulted in Leeds in the early hours of this morning (14 August).

At about 5am outside the Palace pub near Maude Street in the city centre, a 19-year-old woman was approached by a white man while she was making her way home after a night out. She told the man to go away but he persisted in following her, before then pushing her against the wall of the Palace pub off Kirkgate.

The victim resisted and the male then pushed her into bushes on the edge of the Maude Street car park. A female passer-by then spotted the attack and shouted at the man causing him to flee the scene. He was described as a white, around 20-30 years old and of medium build with fair brown hair.

"This was clearly a terrifying incident for the victim who is being supported by specially trained officers today. She received some visible physical injuries and was extremely distressed by what took place.

"It is important we locate this suspect as soon as possible and I would ask anyone who saw a man fitting the description walking alongside the victim near the Palace pub, or the same man fleeing the scene to contact us.

"Anyone who can assist is asked to contact myself at Leeds District CID on 101 quoting log 197 of August 14."

– Detective Sergeant Mark Atkinson of Leeds District CID

Police hunt bus sex pest

Police are appealing for information after a woman was sexually assaulted while travelling on a bus in Bradford.

The woman was travelling on the 607 towards the city centre at around 1pm on Thursday, 12 June, when she was touched over her clothing by an Asian man.

The suspect got off the bus outside Britannia House and is believed to have walked along Broadway, towards the pedestrianised shopping area.

He is believed to be around 40 years of age, six feet tall and of stocky build.

He had short black hair, described as scruffy, and was wearing traditional Asian dress which was light grey with a tinge of green.

We believe the suspect got on the bus in Leeds Road close to the junction with Dick Lane at about 12.55pm, so we would appeal to anyone who saw this man at the bus stop to come forward.

"We would also like to speak to a woman who asked the victim if she was okay when she got off the bus.

"She is believed to be in her late twenties with long brown and blonde hair and wearing a dark jacket, and might have got on the bus in Broadstone Way."

– Insp George Bardell, Bradford East Area Neighbourhood Team
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