BRITISH Transport Police (BTP) officers are keen to speak to this man following the theft of an iPad from a train.

The incident happened at about 6pm on a TransPennine Express service between Darlington and Newcastle on Wednesday, April 30.

The victim had been chatting to another passenger as he gathered his possessions to depart the train at Newcastle station, and forgot to take his iPad with him.

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PC Wayne Brown said: “A review of CCTV from the train carriage reveals that another passenger took the iPad, placing it in his bag before alighting at Newcastle.

“We believe the man pictured may have information regarding this theft and would ask anyone who recognises him to contact us.

“The victim left his iPad, worth £140, on the table throughout his journey.

“We would remind all passengers to make sure they keep a close eye on all their possessions while travelling.

“Where possible don’t leave your valuables on display and always ensure you take all your belongings with you when you leave the train.”

The appeal follows BTP’s launch of Operation Magnum, a crackdown on theft of passenger property on trains.

Anyone who recognises the man in the picture is asked to call BTP on 0800-405-040 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800-555-111. Quote log PSUB/B5.