CCTV released after suitcase theft

Wigan North Western train station

Wigan North Western train station

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Police have released CCTV of a man they want to speak to after a suitcase was taken from a train at Wigan North Western Station

The incident happened on December 22 and British Transport Police have now released an image as they step up their investigation.

The CCTV image of the man police want to talk to after a suitcase was stolen

The CCTV image of the man police want to talk to after a suitcase was stolen

It took place between 4.30pm and 5.45pm on a Birmingham to Glasgow train.

Investigating officer PC Lee Owen said: “The victim placed his suitcase in the vestibule area of coach H on the 3.15pm Virgin Trains service from Birmingham New Street to Glasgow.

“Shortly before the train arrived at Wigan North Western station, a man, who boarded the train at Warrington Bank Quay, inspects the case and removes a book. He left the train at Wigan before re boarding to take the bag.

“The case contained prescribed medicine books, magazines and other personal items to a value of £250.”

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

Anyone who knows the man pictured, or have any information about the incident, call 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 quoting reference 125 of March 8. Alternatively, information can be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.