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Passenger put hand and phone between woman's leg, police say as appeal launched over indecent assault

British transport Police has released an image of a man they want to speak with in connection to the incident

A train passenger is alleged to have put his hand between a woman's leg while holding his mobile phone, according to a appeal from the police.

British Transport Police (BTP) has released an image of a man they wish to speak to in connection with an indecent assault incident on a train from London Euston.

The incident happened on the 6.40pm Virgin Trains service between London and Manchester Piccadilly on Monday, August 28.

A woman reported feeling extremely uncomfortable after a man sitting opposite kept staring at her from across the table.

A spokesman for BTP said: "The man then lent under the table and stretched out his arm, the woman who was sat opposite him then realised his hand and phone was between her legs."

According to police, when asked what he was doing, he said: "I’ll delete it, I’ll delete it", he then left the train at Stockport Station.

Police would like to speak to this man in connection with the incident

BTP is asking anyone who may know the man in the image to call them on 0800 40 50 40, or by sending a text to 61016, quoting 346 of 26/09/2017 as a reference.

Those wishing to pass on information anonymously can do so by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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