BREAKING: Woman sexually assaulted on Doncaster train

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A young Doncaster woman has been sexually assaulted while travelling on a train from Sheffield.

Railway police today issued an image of a man they want to question about the incident involving an 18-year-old passenger on the 2.50pm train on Tuesday.

Det Con Ian Grice, the investigating officer, said the victim was standing at Sheffield station when she noticed a man staring at her.

“As the Doncaster-bound train arrived, she boarded it, with the man following, uncomfortably close behind her. During the journey, he sat next to her before touching her several times inappropriately.”

“As the train arrived into Rotherham Central station, the man got up to leave the train, at which point the victim carried on to Doncaster where she alerted police.”

Detectives are carrying out a full investigation into the allegations including viewing CCTV from the train, stations and the surrounding area to establish the full circumstances.

DC Grice added: “Unwanted sexual attention of any kind on the rail network is not tolerated by BTP. We are doing all we can to trace the man responsible and I’m now calling on the public to help. If you know the man pictured, I’d urge you to come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 quoting background reference B5/NEA of 31/10/2013. Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.