Appeal for witness after Haltwhistle man exposed himself on train

POLICE are appealing for a victim to come forward after a man exposed himself to two women on board a Newcastle to Carlisle train.

POLICE are appealing for a victim to come forward after a man exposed himself to two women on board a Newcastle to Carlisle train.

British Transport Police (BTP) officers say the incident took place on Wednesday, February 8, at around 8pm onboard the 7.25pm Newcastle to Carlisle service.

Sergeant Bob Moody, investigating officer, said: “During the journey, a man exposed himself to a woman sitting on the train.

“She immediately informed the train guard as she left the service at Hexham.

“Later on, the man exposed himself again at the female guard as she walked past.”

She reported the incident to police and officers met the service as it arrived in Haltwhistle, Northumberland.

The man, a 27-year-old from Haltwhistle, was subsequently arrested for sexual exposure. He has been released on police bail until next month.

Sgt Moody added: “Fortunately incidents of this nature are rare on the rail network however we are taking this unacceptable behaviour very seriously.

“The first victim did not report the incident to police, and we are urgently appealing for her to come forward as she may be able provide important information to help in our investigation.”

If you are the victim, or witnessed the incident, please contact British Transport Police on 0800 405040 quoting background reference B5/NEA of 13/02/2012.

Information can also be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

 

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