Police appeal for information on train theft

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British Transport Police officers investigating the theft of a Doncaster passenger’s suitcase have released an image of a young woman they would like to identify and speak to about the incident.

The suitcase was stolen from a train travelling between Doncaster and Manchester Piccadilly stations and officers believe the woman in this photograph may have information which can assist the investigation into the theft, which took place on Friday, February 21 sometime between 7pm and 7.20pm.

Investigating officer, PC Emma Williamson, said: “A woman, who was travelling with another female on the service, got up from her seat near the door and removed a grey travel case from the luggage rack.

“The case belonged to a 23-year-old woman from Doncaster, and contained a number of personal items. Both women are believed to have then left the train at Sheffield.”

Officers have already undertaken extensive enquiries in an attempt to identify and trace the woman. They are now hoping that by releasing this image someone may recognise her.

PC Williamson added, “After reviewing CCTV we are now releasing this image in the hope that someone may recognise the woman pictured. Do you know her identity or current whereabouts?”

Anyone with information is asked contact British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting incident reference NEA/B8 of 4/3/14.

Alternatively call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.