CCTV appeal after Indian rail worker suffers 'vile, racial abuse'

6:00am Saturday 17th August 2013

TRANSPORT police want to speak to this man after a rail worker was allegedly subjected to “vile, racial abuse” on board a train.

The 52-year-old Indian victim was working on a Saturday morning service travelling from St Helens towards Huyton.

PC Andrew Young from British Transport Police said: “He heard a commotion from the front part of the train and as it approached Huyton and went to see what was going on and found a group of men who appeared drunk and were being loud and disorderly.

“One of the men verbally abused and threatened the victim, subjecting him to vile, racist remarks before leaving the train.”

Officers are following several lines of enquiry and have obtained images of a man they believe has information that could assist their investigation.

PC Young continued: “The member of staff was simply trying to do his job and staff should be free to carry out their duties without being subjected to racist abuse such as this.

“We treat these types of incidents very seriously and we will do everything in our power to find who is responsible.”

Contact British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 quoting reference B11/NWA of 15/08/2013. Alternatively speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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