Photographic equipment worth £6,000 stolen from train as it called into Durham station

Police want to speak to this man following a theft from a train at Durham.
Police want to speak to this man following a theft from a train at Durham.

Police are appealing for help after cameras and photographic equipment worth £6,000 were stolen from a train at Durham.

Officers have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to after he was seen on CCTV taking the equipment from the London to Newcastle train at 7.30pm on Thursday, May 26.

The victim, a 40-year-old man from Alnmouth, was travelling back home from London. Due to the train being busy, he placed the equipment in the luggage rack at the end of the carriage.

CCTV captures a man boarding the train at York and looking at the equipment. As the train pulls into Durham the man leaves the train, taking the cameras and equipment with him.

Pc Graham Marshall, from British Transport Police, said: “We’d like to speak to the man pictured who we believe may be able to help our inquiries into this theft. I’d urge anyone who knows his identity to contact us.”

Anyone with information about the incident can call BTP on 0800 40 50 40 or text us on 61016 quoting reference 135 of 27/6.

Alternatively, details can also be given to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.