Witness appeal after girl harassed at Rotherham railway station

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British Transport Police is appealing for help from the public after a young girl was subjected to a frightening encounter at Swinton railway station in Rotherham.

The incident took place at around 6am on January 17.

Investigating officer 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.”

The man police would like to speak to about the incident is described as Asian, aged in his 30s, around 5ft 8ins, 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.

PC Ward added: “The actions of the man at Swinton station left the young girl feeling extremely uncomfortable and distressed. She feared for her safety. It is vital we find the man responsible.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 405040, or text 61016, quoting reference PSUB/B14 of 20/01/15. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers annonymously on 0800 555 111.