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CCTV appeal after laptop stolen from train station

British Transport Police are trying to locate a woman after a laptop was stolen from a Lincoln man at the Newark train station.

The incident happened at around 5.25pm on January 31, when a a 32-year-old man from Lincoln placed his laptop on top of a ticket machine on the concourse at the Newark Northgate station while he purchased his ticket.

A short while later a man went to purchase a ticket and noticed the laptop. He picked it and, after seeing a woman standing nearby, asked her if she had left it and if it was her laptop.

The woman confirmed it was hers, took the laptop and put it in her bag before quickly disappearing.

PC Jacqui Wadey, the investigating officer, said: “After reviewing CCTV we believe the woman pictured, who travelled from Lincoln and who was smoking whilst waiting outside near the ticket machine, may be able to help us with our enquiries into this crime and

“I would ask anyone who recognises her, or knows her current whereabouts, to please get in touch.

“We would also like to hear from you if you have been offered a laptop in unusual circumstances in the Newark or Lincoln area.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police by calling Freefone 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 quoting reference B4/NEA of 13/02/2014.

Alternatively, information can be passed to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.