Stevenage-to-Grantham rail passenger’s racist abuse reduces child to tears

The man with whom British Transport Police wish to speak after a racially-aggravated assault on a tr

The man with whom British Transport Police wish to speak after a racially-aggravated assault on a train from Stevenage. Picture: BTP - Credit: Archant

A rail passenger who boarded at Stevenage hurled horrendous racist abuse at two families, reducing a young girl to tears – and police have now released CCTV images showing a man they want to trace as part of their investigation.

The man with whom British Transport Police wish to speak after a racially-aggravated assault on a tr

The man with whom British Transport Police wish to speak after a racially-aggravated assault on a train from Stevenage. Picture: BTP - Credit: Archant

The incident happened on a train from London King’s Cross to Leeds on Thursday, August 24, after a man boarded at Stevenage at 8.52pm.

He sat down next to two families, who he proceeded to racially abuse.

His behaviour caused great distress to the victims, including a young girl in the group who, according to British Transport Police, was “reduced to tears by the man’s verbal and racial abuse”.

The man got off the train at Grantham.


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BTP want to speak to the man shown in these CCTV images as they think he may have information that could help their investigation into what officers are treating as a racially-aggravated assault.

If you recognise him, call BTP on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016, quoting reference 608-220817.

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