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Sexual assault on board train between Sheffield and Leeds

BTP officers are appealing for further information following a report of a sexual assault on board a train service between Sheffield and Leeds.

The incident happened between 4.35pm and 4.52pm on Tuesday 26 March.

A man is reported to have boarded the train when it arrived at Darton rail station in South Yorkshire. He sat next to a woman and tried making conversation.

He then touched her knee, put his arm around her and squeezed her shoulder, and when the victim tried to leave, he pulled her back and attempted to kiss her.

She managed to get away from the suspect and walked down the carriage to sit with two other women. One of the women took a photo of the suspect.

The man is described as dark haired, olive skin, aged in his mid-30s, of slim build and 6ft. He spoke in broken English.

He wore a black and white chequered hat, a brown and beige scarf and brown clothing.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the offence, especially the woman who took the photo of the suspect.

Witnesses can contact BTP by texting 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 556 of 29/03/19.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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