WATCH: Police release CCTV after bag stolen on bus in Hartlepool

Police have released CCTV footage of a man that they want to speak to in connection with the theft of a bag from a bus.

The bag was accidentally left on the number 7 Stagecoach bus which was travelling through Hartlepool towards the Headland on Friday 3rd April sometime between 9.50pm and 10.10pm.

The owner of the bag left the bus at Thorpe Bridge bus stop and it is believed that a male passenger who got on at a further stop sat on the seat next to the bag and may have concealed it under his clothing.

The bag contained a white Apple iPhone 4S mobile phone, keys and bank card.

Officers would like to speak to the man in the footage as it is believed that he may be able to assist with enquiries.

Anyone who knows the identity of the man or anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.