BRITISH Transport Police are today releasing a CCTV image after a flare was lit inside Newcastle station.

The incident happened at 10.40pm on Saturday, August 17.

A man is reported to have lit the flare then walked out the station. Smoke from the flare set off the station fire alarms.

Once outside, he threw the flare then left the area. 

Officers would like to speak to the man in the image.

Anyone who knows him is asked to contact BTP by texting 61016 or by calling 0800-405040 and quoting reference number 1900076433.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555111.