A THIEF stole a man’s wallet while he slept on the train home from a night out.

The 19-year-old from York was sleeping on a train travelling south between Newcastle and Durham at about 5am on Saturday, June 14, having enjoyed a night out with friends.

Detective Constable Wayne Green, of British Transport Police, said the man fell asleep with his wallet next to his hand on a drop down seat table, but when he awoke it had been stolen.

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Cleaners later found the wallet in a bin, but £30 had been taken.

Police want to speak to this woman (pictured) who they believe may have information which would assist their enquiries.

DC Green said: “We have followed a number of enquiries in an attempt to trace the woman in the photos who we believe has information which can help us with our enquiries into this incident but to no avail.

“I would ask anyone who recognises her to please contact us immediately.”

Anyone with information is asked to call British Transport Police on 0800-40-50-40 or text 61016, quoting reference PSUB/B7 of 21/07/14, or Crimestoppers on 0800-555-111.