Man sought after acid left on Middlesbrough train

CCTV image
Image caption Officers would like to trace this man in relation to the incident

A man who left hydrochloric acid on a train in Middlesbrough is being sought by police.

British Transport Police (BTP) were called to Middlesbrough station at about 21:15 GMT on Sunday, after reports of a burning smell on board a Northern Rail train to Darlington.

Officers found a bottle on the train, which was later identified by the fire service as a form of hydrochloric acid.

The train and station were evacuated as a precaution. No one was hurt.

Police have now released CCTV pictures of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

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