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26/06/2014 07:00:00
CCTV image released after Leeds railway station assault

British Transport Police officers investigating an assault outside Leeds railway station have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

The incident happened at around 4.40am on Sunday, 8 June.

The victim, a 23-year-old man from Leeds, was waiting at the taxi rank. Three men, who had been stood behind him in the queue then crowded around him. One of the members of the group then assaulted the victim leaving him with a cut to his head and two black eyes.

PC Gary Reader, investigating for BTP said: “As well as sustaining injuries to his face, the victim was also extremely shaken by the incident and has been left fearing for his safety.”

Following the incident, officers have carried out a number of enquiries and have managed to isolate a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to.

PC Reader added: “I am confident the man pictured will have information about the incident and ask anyone who recognises him, or who has information about the incident, to come forward.”

If you can help please call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, text 61016 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111. In all calls please quote log PSUB/B6 of 25/6/14.


For more information contact:

Hilary Bowyer
British Transport Police - C Division Pennine and Midland
t:0113 2472207
m:07917 268200
f:0113 2459644

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25/06/2014 13:19:00
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