Police hunt after woman kicked on Leeds train

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POLICE are appealing for information after a woman was abused and assaulted on a train from Leeds.

British Transport Police (BTP) officers have released a CCTV image of a woman they would like speak to in connection with the incident.

PC Sarah Swarbrick said: “The victim, a 51-year-old woman from Keighley, boarded the service which was extremely busy, and asked a female who was sat with her feet on one of the seats to move them so she could sit down.

“The female removed her feet but then began to verbally abuse the victim, who feeling uncomfortable, got up to move away.

“As she did so the female kicked her causing her to fall over into the train seats.”

PC Swarbrick added: “This was completely unacceptable behaviour and I am confident the woman pictured can help with our investigation. If you know her please contact us.”

The incident took place at around 7.30pm on Thursday, June 18, on a train travelling between Leeds and Keighley, as part of the 7.26pm Leeds to Skipton service.

Anyone with information can call BTP on 0800 40 50 40 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.