Appeal launched after a suitcase is stolen on a train travelling from Darlington

British Transport Police officers have launched an appeal to trace a woman following the theft of a suitcase on a train travelling between Darlington and Durham.

The woman (pictured) has distinctive blue hair and is believed to have information relating to the case.

The incident occurred on the 3:30pm King’s Cross to Newcastle train on Sunday, September 6th, 2015.

PC Graham Marshall said: “The case was taken from a luggage rack. It contained personal items worth around £1,000, and the victim is obviously upset about this theft.”

Investigating officers have reviewed CCTV from the train and circulated images on police intelligence networks.

Marshall continued: “We believe the woman in the picture may have information about this incident.

“She boarded at Darlington at around 6:20pm and left the service at Durham. Please tell us who she is.”

The investigation was launched as part of British Transport Police’s Operation Magnum – a nationwide crackdown on the theft of passenger property on the railway.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference PSUB/B8 of 09/10/2015.

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

Source: British Transport Police

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