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Police appeal after Hartford station bag theft

Officers wish to trace a man they believe can help with their investigation

British Transport Police Do you recognise this man? British Transport Police believes he can help with its investigation after a bag was taken from a train at Hartford station
Do you recognise this man? British Transport Police believes he can help with its investigation after a bag was taken from a train at Hartford station

British Transport Police have released an image of a man they wish to speak to in connection with the theft of a bag from a train at Hartford station.

A woman placed a bag containing items worth around £2,000 on the floor behind her seat, but it was stolen at around 12.35pm on January 8.

Now investigating officers have managed to isolate a CCTV image of a man they believe will have information about the incident.

PC Gary Clarke said: “The victim was travelling on the 12.04pm London Midland service from Liverpool Lime Street to Crewe.

"She had placed her black holdall containing clothing, make-up and perfume, to the value of £2,000, on the floor behind her seat.

“A man picked up the bag and left the train at Hartford station.”

If you know the man pictured, or have any information about the incident, contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 quoting reference number 291 of February 10, 2016.

Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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