CCTV bid to track down racially abusive train traveller

By Antony Clay | 11/04/2017

CCTV bid to track down racially abusive train traveller

POLICE searching for a man who racially abused passengers on a train at Conisbrough station have released CCTV images of someone they would like to speak to.

The man also kicked and punched a train window and his companion brought the train to a standstill.

Now, police have issued a CCTV image in the hope of tracking the man down.

The offence happened on March 6 between 4pm and 5pm on board a train travelling between Doncaster and Conisbrough station.

Two men boarded the service at Doncaster and tried to hide in the train toilet cubicle during the short journey. 

They were challenged by the train guard and both men were asked to leave the train at Conisbrough. 

One of them men pulled the emergency stop cord on the train and the other man became racially abusive towards passengers while the train was at Conisbrough. 

The same man, prior to the train departing the station, also tried kicking and punching the train window.

Investigating officer PC Alek Marinkovic said: “I am keen to speak with the person in the CCTV image as I believe he holds information that could help with the investigation. 

“Everyone has the right to travel on the rail network without fear or intimidation. Nobody should be subjected to abuse due to their race or ethnicity.”

Anyone with any information should contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 citing reference 182 of 10/04/17.

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