Appeal launched after Metro worker allegedly racially abused in South Shields

A Metro worker was allegedly racially abused after refusing travel to a passenger who did not have a ticket in South Tyneside.

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 4:20 pm
Updated Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 4:26 pm

Northumbria Police said the alleged incident happened at South Shields Interchange at around 3pm on Wednesday, March 10, when a Metro employee refused to let a passenger travel after they failed to show their ticket.

The Metro worker was then said to be verbally abused with racist slurs.

Police said enquiries to trace those responsible are ongoing.

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Police have released this image of a man they want to speak to following the incident.

The force has released an image of a man they want to speak to in connection with the incident.

The man was in the station at the time and could assist police with their enquiries.

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The man, or anyone who knows him, should contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting log 603 10/03/21 or email [email protected]

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