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Train passenger suffers racist abuse on Bournemouth to Waterloo train
1:12pm Monday 14th October 2013 in News
TRAIN passengers are being asked to come forward if they witnessed racist and abusive language on a train to Waterloo.
A British Transport Police spokesman said a passenger on the 6.50pm Bournemouth to Waterloo service on September 15 was verbally abused by a group of 10 men who boarded the train at Southampton.
PC Vanessa Cadrecha said: “A passenger noticed that a group of men who boarded the train at Southampton were being noisy “When the passenger heard what was being said, they were alarmed at the racist and sexist language that was being used. Another passenger in the carriage asked the group to stop and was verbally abused.”
The men are thought to have been wearing West Ham football shirts and it is thought that there was roughly ten men in the group that got off the train at Waterloo around 9pm. Six men were spoken to at the station by officers.
PC Cadrecha added: “I’m sure that there were people onboard the train who will have noticed the men’s behaviour and may have heard what was said.
“I would encourage anyone who has any information to contact us as they could really help our investigation.”
Anyone with information can contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 quoting B9/LSA of 11/10/2013. Alternatively, information can be passed to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111, where mobile phone tariffs apply.
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