Woman’s bag snatched at train station

CCTV footage of one of the men
CCTV footage of one of the men

Police are appealing for information after a woman had her bag snatched from a bench at a station while she waited for her train.

Investigating officer PC Rebecca Pye said: “The victim was standing on the platform waiting for her train and had placed her bag on the bench next to her while she used her phone to send a text message. As she was doing so two men entered the station and one of them walked towards her and snatched her bag. Both men ran off down the train tracks in the direction of Hag Fold Station.”

After reviewing CCTV, officers are today issuing images of a man they want to speak to about the incident, which happened at Atherton station.

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference 205 of 01/08/2016.

Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.