A man was robbed when he fell asleep while waiting to catch a train to Huddersfield.

Now British Transport Police have made an appeal for help in catching the thief and released CCTV images of a man they want to trace.

They are investigating the theft of a mobile phone, cash and a bus pass from the 24-year-old man who had fallen asleep at Leeds station.

Officers have now released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to about the incident, which occurred on Wednesday, November 5.

CCTV image of man wanted over rail station theft
CCTV image of man wanted over rail station theft
 

PC Katalin Zelei said: “The victim spent the night out drinking in Leeds and was befriended by a man at a city centre bar. They walked together to Leeds station, as they both planned to get a train back to Huddersfield that night.

“Once at the station, the victim fell asleep outside Leeds Visitor Centre while waiting for his first train home.

“At approximately 2am, the other man removed the victim’s phone from his pocket, along with a £20 note and bus pass.

“The victim reported the theft to police when he woke up, several hours later.”

Officers have been pursuing several lines of enquiry, leading to today’s release of CCTV images of a man they want to speak to.

PC Zelei added: “Who is the man in the beanie hat? That’s the question I need help answering. If you recognise him, please get in touch, as I believe he has important information about what happened.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference B8/PUB of 07/01/2015. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.