South East Wales

Ystrad Mynach sex attack police appeal for man

CCTV image
Image caption Officers have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident

Detectives are trying to trace a man in connection with an attempted sexual assault at a railway station.

A 29-year-old woman fought off a man who tried to attack her on a platform at Ystrad Mynach, Caerphilly county, at about 0100 GMT on Tuesday 4 January.

The man is described as white, aged 20-30, of average height and build, with short dark hair and buck teeth.

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers on 0800 405040 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

British Transport Police said the station was cordoned off after the attack while a crime scene examiner gathered forensic evidence, and a full investigation is now under way.

Officers have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

Det Insp Mark Cleland said: "At this stage, I would like to appeal to members of the public who may recognise the man in the CCTV image to come forward.

"We believe he may have travelled on the 10.45pm Penarth-Ystrad Mynach service on Monday 3 January, which arrived at Ystrad Mynach at 11.45pm.

"I would also appeal to anyone who was on that train and may have seen the man to come forward."

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