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Hunt for attacker on Manchester Piccadilly to Scarborough train
11:13am Saturday 1st September 2012 in News
POLICE are appealing for information after a woman was sexually assaulted on a train heading to North Yorkshire.
The attack on the 19-year-old woman, who is from Leeds, happened on the 17.11 Manchester Piccadilly to Scarborough service on Thursday, August 23, as the train was travelling between Stalybridge and Leeds.
British Transport Police said a man sat down next to the victim, “inappropriately” touched her and then exposed himself.
PC Tahira Bibi, who is leading the investigation, said: “This was an extremely distressing experience for her and we are determined to catch the man responsible.”
Police have issued this picture of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident. He is Asian, 5ft 10ins tall, aged about 20 and with a slim build. He was wearing a short-sleeved red checked shirt and carrying a rucksack. He is believed to have travelled on to Bradford and anybody with information should phone British Transport Police on 0800 405040 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.