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Police want to this man in connection with racial abuse at Halifax train station.
Police want to this man in connection with racial abuse at Halifax train station.

Police want to this man in connection with racial abuse at Halifax train station.

Officers from British Transport Police are appealing for information after a man was racially abused at the station and then on board a train on Friday, May 24.

Police want to this man in connection with racial abuse at Halifax train station.

Police want to this man in connection with racial abuse at Halifax train station.

PC Craig Virco, who is investigating, said: “Around 7.10am, a passenger who was waiting for a train, overheard a man shouting at another man in the waiting room at Halifax station.

“Both men and the passenger then boarded the 7:12am service to Manchester, where the shouting continued. One of the men was heard to be making offensive racist remarks to the other, who is thought to be Eastern European.”

The incident left the concerned passenger feeling shaken and appalled at what she had heard. Police would like to hear from anyone who was travelling on the service and heard the abuse, and would particularly like to speak to the man who was the subject of the alleged racist comments.

PC Virco continued: “Anti-social, racist or violent behaviour has no place on the railway and passengers should feel able to use the network without overhearing or being subjected to such abuse.

“Anyone who recognises the man pictured, or who has any information about what took place, should get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 quoting reference B5/NEA of 17/06/2013. Alternatively, information can be passed to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.