POLICE have issued a CCTV image of a man suspected of having inappropriately touched a teenage girl on a train.

The incident happened between Preston and Blackburn on the evening of June 18 on a York-bound service.

The man left the train at Blackburn.

Police said the man sat next to the 16-year-old and talked with her before touching her inappropriately.

The girl was left distressed and shaken.

DC Chris Biggs said: “We’d like to hear from anyone who may have been on the same service and who may have witnessed what happened.

"We do not tolerate any form of unwanted sexual behaviour and we are working to identify and trace the offender.

"The victim was understandably left distressed and shaken by what happened."

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police by text to 61016 or on 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 105 of 12/07/2017. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.