Gold-toothed pervert alert in Dearne

Swinton Interchange, Lime Grove. Picture: Andrew Roe
Swinton Interchange, Lime Grove. Picture: Andrew Roe

A manhunt has been launched to find a pervert who sexually harassed a young girl at a train station.

An Asian man, believed to have gold teeth, started asking the victim inappropriate questions before touching himself on the platform at Swinton Interchange.

British Transport Police (BTP) have not revealed the girl’s age but said the incident left her feeling ‘extremely distressed’.

Officers said it was ‘vital’ they track down their suspect.

PC Richard Ward said: “The young girl was waiting for a train, when a man tried to engage her in conversation, before asking inappropriate questions.

“He then began touching himself inappropriately over his clothing.

“Both the victim and the man boarded a train at Swinton, with the victim sitting away from the man, who left the train at Rotherham.”

He added: “The actions of the man left the young girl feeling extremely uncomfortable and distressed.

“She feared for her safety.

“It is vital we find the man responsible.”

The suspect is described as Asian, aged in his 30s, around 5ft 8ins tall, of slim build, with several metal, possibly gold teeth.

He was wearing a black coat, black trousers and a black beanie hat and was carrying a black rucksack.

The incident happened on Saturday, January 17, at 6am.

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact BTP on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference PSUB/B14 of 20/01/15.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.