Serious sexual assault on train to Doncaster

Man sought in connection with sex assault.
Man sought in connection with sex assault.

British Transport Police are seeking a man they want to speak to in connection with sexual assault of a woman on board a train from Manchester Piccadilly to Doncaster.

The incident happened at around 4pm on Saturday, October 25.

Investigating officer DC Lee Parsons said: “The 18-year-old victim boarded the train at Manchester Airport. A man then boarded at Manchester Piccadilly and sat next to her. During the journey he began stroking her leg and touched her bottom before leaving the train at Doncaster. The victim felt intimidated and frightened.”

DC Parsons added: “We believe the man in the images could have vital information about the incident and urge anyone who recognises him to please come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting background reference PSUB/B11 of 18/11/14. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.