Appeal to trace man after reports girl was stalked on South Tyneside Metro

The incident took place at Fellgate Metro Station in South Tyneside and Northumbria Police are looking to find this man.

An investigation has been launched after a suspected stalking incident at Fellgate Metro Station on South Tyneside.

Police have been looking into the incident ever since receiving reports that a female passenger had been followed by a male between 12 pm and 12:30 pm on Wednesday, August 28.

The woman reported that she first became uncomfortable when a fellow passenger began to watch her. She then left the train and it was reported the passenger proceeded to follow her. The girl quickly returned to the station, where she approached two members of the public and told them of the man’s suspicious behaviour.

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The suspect then got on a Metro train and left the area.

Now, as part of their enquiries, officers have identified a man who they would like to trace. He was in the area at the time of the incident and could have valuable information that can assist the ongoing investigation.

The man, or anyone who recognises him, is asked to contact police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of their website or by calling 101 quoting crime number 101603E/22.