Police appeal after girl assaulted on Dewsbury train

British Transport Police wish to speak to this woman in relation to an assault on a train at Dewsbury in May 2013
British Transport Police wish to speak to this woman in relation to an assault on a train at Dewsbury in May 2013
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Police are appealing for help after a teenage girl was assaulted on a train at Dewsbury.

The girl, who was travelling on a train between Leeds and Dewsbury, was verbally and physically attacked by two women as they left the train at Dewsbury.

The incident took place shortly after 5.30pm on Saturday May 11, on board the 3.50pm Middlesbrough to Manchester Airport service.

British Transport Police PC Marcus Robinson, from BTP Leeds, wants to hear from anyone who saw what took place, or who can identify the woman pictured in image shown.

He said: “The victim, a teenage girl from Wales, was sitting in a window seat with her boyfriend next to her.

“When the train reached Leeds two women boarded and stood in the vestibule area directly behind them.

“The teenage couple were both texting on their phones and saw one of the women looking at what they were doing and making nasty comments.

“As the two women were leaving the train at Dewsbury, one of them leant over and hit the teenage girl on the side of her head and swore at her, leaving her shaken, but luckily uninjured.

“This was a nasty, unprovoked assault and we take incidents of this nature very seriously.

“People have the right to travel on trains without fear of violence, and we will do everything we can to identify those responsible.

“We are particularly keen to speak to the woman pictured as we believe she may hold key information.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 quoting reference B8/NEA of 27/06/2013. Alternatively, contact the independent charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.