Man sought after woman racially abused on train

Image of a man police want to speak to after a woman was racially abused on a train.

Image of a man police want to speak to after a woman was racially abused on a train.

British Transport Police officers are appealing for information after a woman was racially abused on board an East Coast Mainline train.

The incident happened on a train from Glasgow and Darlington on Thursday, March 31, between 3.30pm and 5pm.

A group of three men, who were heavily intoxicated, were in coach B on the service and began swearing and shouting loudly in the carriage.

When a female passenger challenged them about their behaviour, one of the group hurled a barrage of racial abuse at her.

Investigating officer PC Bradley Williams said: “This was completely unacceptable behaviour which must have been very intimidating for the victim.

“A number of passengers who were travelling in the carriage have also come forward to express their concern about the man’s behaviour which left them scared and fearful.

“Everyone has the right to travel on the rail network without having to endure intimidation like this, it’s vital that we find the person responsible.

“We believe the man pictured may be able to help our enquiries into this investigation. If you know him please contact us.”

Anyone with any information should contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 quoting reference 151 of 21/4.