OFFICERS are trying to trace this man in connection with a sexual assault that took place on the Leeds to Sheffield train.

The incident took place on the 3.40pm train on Saturday August 23.

A 19-year-old woman from Sheffield boarded the train at Leeds. As she took her seat, a man sat close to her and tried to engage her in conversation. He then moved seats to sit opposite the victim and began to make suggestive comments to her, while rubbing his foot up and down her leg.

Noticing the woman looked upset, a member of rail staff asked her to come with them to a different carriage.
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PC Lee Marshall said: "The man followed her off the train, grabbed her by the shoulders and made another suggestive remark.

"We believe he may have travelled to Sheffield from Huddersfield. It is also possible he may have connections to the Derby area.

"Unwanted sexual behaviour on the rail network is unacceptable and we will do everything we can to find the man responsible for this incident."

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference PSUB/B7 of 19/09/2014. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.