Police quest for man after trouble on York to Scarborough train

York Press: CCTV image of the man police want to speak to CCTV image of the man police want to speak to

British Transport Police have released this CCTV image of a man they want to speak to after a woman was verbally assaulted on a train in North Yorkshire.

The woman, 37 from Hunmanby, was on the 8.53pm York to Scarborough service on December 1, when she walked down the aisle towards the toilets.

As she passed a group of about ten men, one is alleged to have attempted to trip her up. When she challenged them one of the men verbally abused her.

Investigating officer PC Harry Thompson appealed for witnesses to get in touch.

He said: “The language used was extremely derogatory and unpleasant. This kind of behaviour is totally unacceptable and we are determined to find the person responsible. We would encourage anyone who recognises the man in the picture, or knows his whereabouts, to get in touch.”

Anyone with information or who recognises the man in the picture is urged to phone British Transport Police on 0800 405040, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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10:03am Thu 10 Jan 13

Woody G Mellor says...

Such brave men. They must feel so proud of themselves.
Such brave men. They must feel so proud of themselves. Woody G Mellor
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10:12am Thu 10 Jan 13

Big Bad Wolf says...

On December 1st?
May have been better if this had been posted on here earlier?
On December 1st? May have been better if this had been posted on here earlier? Big Bad Wolf
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12:23pm Thu 10 Jan 13

beef_sister says...

Big Bad Wolf wrote:
On December 1st?
May have been better if this had been posted on here earlier?
I agree...
What has taken a month for this to happen.
[quote][p][bold]Big Bad Wolf[/bold] wrote: On December 1st? May have been better if this had been posted on here earlier?[/p][/quote]I agree... What has taken a month for this to happen. beef_sister
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1:52pm Thu 10 Jan 13

chunks says...

Woody G Mellor wrote:
Such brave men. They must feel so proud of themselves.
To be fair, it must be hard living life being as bald, fat and ugly as that bloke - but it's still no excuse for his behaviour.
[quote][p][bold]Woody G Mellor[/bold] wrote: Such brave men. They must feel so proud of themselves.[/p][/quote]To be fair, it must be hard living life being as bald, fat and ugly as that bloke - but it's still no excuse for his behaviour. chunks
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2:39pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Omega Point says...

What has the hair or lack of got to do with his life in the context of this appalling action
What has the hair or lack of got to do with his life in the context of this appalling action Omega Point
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3:50pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Oncebitten says...

chunks wrote:
Woody G Mellor wrote:
Such brave men. They must feel so proud of themselves.
To be fair, it must be hard living life being as bald, fat and ugly as that bloke - but it's still no excuse for his behaviour.
Not the best CCTV quality but he doesn't look bald or overly fat to me and can't tell from the quality if he's ugly either....NON of which are relevant to why he is wanted.
[quote][p][bold]chunks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Woody G Mellor[/bold] wrote: Such brave men. They must feel so proud of themselves.[/p][/quote]To be fair, it must be hard living life being as bald, fat and ugly as that bloke - but it's still no excuse for his behaviour.[/p][/quote]Not the best CCTV quality but he doesn't look bald or overly fat to me and can't tell from the quality if he's ugly either....NON of which are relevant to why he is wanted. Oncebitten
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3:56pm Thu 10 Jan 13

The Dasher says...

Surely in 2013 we can get better cctv images than this one, and what about the cctv on the train, and what about the whereabouts of the guard (bet if she was travelling without a ticket he would have been there) and what about the other passengers not piping up in her defence. Typical of Britain today, it just disgusts me.......
Surely in 2013 we can get better cctv images than this one, and what about the cctv on the train, and what about the whereabouts of the guard (bet if she was travelling without a ticket he would have been there) and what about the other passengers not piping up in her defence. Typical of Britain today, it just disgusts me....... The Dasher
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8:43pm Thu 10 Jan 13

bob the builder says...

One man's version of events plus his nine witnesses, so he's hardly going to be worried about being seen on CCTV and described as allegedly verbally abusing someone! A half decent solicitor added to it will mean a waste of time for the victim reporting it and going through the courts. No wonder people don't bother to report crime.
One man's version of events plus his nine witnesses, so he's hardly going to be worried about being seen on CCTV and described as allegedly verbally abusing someone! A half decent solicitor added to it will mean a waste of time for the victim reporting it and going through the courts. No wonder people don't bother to report crime. bob the builder
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3:43am Fri 11 Jan 13

Magicman! says...

I wonder why CCTV footage from the train hasn't been used? the CCTV images from the First TPE system is of a much better quality that this image above.
I wonder why CCTV footage from the train hasn't been used? the CCTV images from the First TPE system is of a much better quality that this image above. Magicman!
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