BARNSLEY train station was evacuated on Friday evening after a flask full of acid was found dumped in a bin.

It’s reported that round 5.30pm last Friday, a woman got off the train at the station and dumped the flask into a bin on the platform.

Two men at Barnsley train station then picked up the flask and opened it.

The liquid was confirmed to be hydrochloric acid and emitted a strong noxious smell, leading the station to be evacuated for a number of hours whilst emergency services dealt with the situation.

A spokesperson for the British Transport Police said: “Officers believe the woman in the CCTV image may have information which could assist their enquiries.

“If you recognise her, or have any information, please contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 475 of 18/03/22.

“Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”