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

PUBLISHED: 06:04 25 October 2017 | UPDATED: 06:37 25 October 2017

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

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

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

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.

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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