Woman distressed after assault on Shotton rail platform


David Humphreys

A WOMAN was victim of a “distressing” assault at a train station moments after getting off a carriage.

The 52-year-old woman was attacked by a man as she approached the stairs to the footbridge at Shotton Low Level Railway Station.

An investigation has been launched and British Transport Police have released a picture of a man they want to speak to in connection with the attack.

Investigating officer PC Kevin Thomas said the incident had been “distressing” for the woman.

He said: “Following the incident, he made off over the bridge towards Shotton High Level.

“This was understandably a distressing experience for the victim. Assaults of this nature are extremely rare on the rail network but, when they do occur, we will do all we can to track down those responsible.

“I’m calling on the public to help bring this individual to justice.”

Having reviewed CCTV footage, officers have identified a man they wish to speak to in relation to the assault.

He is described as white, in his late 20s with short, dark brown hair and was wearing a blue t-shirt and jeans.

The attack happened at 5.15pm on Friday, June 13.

PC Thomas added: “We are anxious to speak to this individual as we believe he may have key information that could assist us.

“If you recognise the man pictured, or have any information about the incident, I urge you to come forward and talk to us.

“Your information could be vital to this investigation.”

Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police on 0800 405040, quoting background reference WSUB/B9 of 04/07/2014.

Information can also be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

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