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Appeal after pregnant woman sexually assaulted on train

Credit: British Transport Police

Police have released an image of a man they wish to speak to after a pregnant woman was sexually assaulted on a train.

The victim was ‘sexually touched’ by a man as she walked through the first carriage on a train between Manchester Piccadilly and Cleethorpes.

The incident happened at around 6.30pm on Saturday, August 27.

British Transport Police (BTP) have now released a CCTV image of a man they wish to speak to in connection with the assault.

"The victim was walking through the first class carriage to the toilet when she was touched inappropriately as she passed a male passenger.

“This is entirely unacceptable behaviour and will not be tolerated.

“I believe the man in the image has information about this incident. Who is he?”

– PC Karen Taylor-Malkin
  • Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference 122 of 07/10/2016. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Do you know this couple? CCTV image of a man and woman wanted for theft of a bag on a train between Runcorn and Liverpool

CCTV image of couple people want to speak to over theft of a bag Credit: British Transport Police

It's thought the theft of a bag worth about £300 happened around 9pm on Monday, 26 May, as the victim travelled home from London. PC Rick Melling said: “The victim left the train at Runcorn, having travelled from London, but realised, once on the platform, that she had left a bag on the train.