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By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: July 31, 2014

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British Transport Police detectives are re-appealing for help from the public to identify a pervert who took “inappropriate” photos of a woman on a train.

The man is believed to have got off at Derby’s Midland railway station, and was seen taking the pictures on board a Leeds to Plymouth Cross Country service.

Detective Constable Ian Grice, leading the investigation, said: “We previously appealed to attempt to trace the man pictured in May but to no avail.

“The images are excellent and we are sure someone must know who he is.

“This was a really unpleasant incident and it's vital that we trace the man responsible so that he doesn't repeat this lewd behaviour.”

DC Grice said the incident took place in the morning rush hour and the train was extremely busy, with no seats available.

The 25-year-old victim, from West Yorkshire, was standing with a colleague in the aisle.

He said: “As the train travelled between Leeds and Sheffield, the victim noticed a man sitting in an adjacent seat appearing to take inappropriate photographs of her with a mobile phone.

“She moved away and left the train shortly afterwards.”

Detectives analysed CCTV from the train and at various stations in the local area which led to them releasing images of a man to whom they wanted to speak in May.

They are now hoping that re-releasing the images may result in someone coming forward with information.

DC Grice said: “This was a very upsetting experience for the victim and we have been doing all we can to catch the man responsible.

“BTP will not tolerate inappropriate behaviour which interferes with passenger comfort and take all reports seriously.

“Its vital that we trace and speak to the man pictured, as I believe he might be able to greatly assist our investigation.

“I believe he got off the train at Derby station and may have connections in the Skipton area.

“If you recognise him, or have any other information which might help, please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference PSUB/B7 of 27/05/14.

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