Police CCTV plea after racist abuse on train

By Antony Clay | 14/11/2017

Police CCTV plea after racist abuse on train

TWO women wearing headscarves suffered racial abuse from a man while travelling on a train.

Now, British Transport Police (BTP) want to track down the man who committed the hate crime on the Northern service from Leeds to Sheffield.

The incident happened on the 7.06pm service from Leeds — which travelled partly through Rotherham and the Dearne Valley — on Saturday, October 14.

A CCTV image of a man the BTP wants to speak to in connection with the incident has been issued.

A spokesman for the BTP said: “A member of the public who was travelling on the service witnessed a man racially abusing two women sat opposite him.

“The member of public then reported this to BTP by sending a text to BTP’s discreet reporting service 61016. 

“The two women, who were wearing headscarves, did not report this incident to police.

“Officers are now releasing CCTV images of a man they wish to speak in connection to this incident.”

Anyone who has information can contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by telephoning 0800 405040 quoting reference 560 of 14/10/17.

Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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