Police hunt racist men who chanted abuse on Sheffielod bound train

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TWO men who chanted racist comments onboard a train travelling through South Yorkshire are being hunted by police.

The duo boarded a service at Doncaster which was travelling towards Sheffield and began shouting abuse, upsetting an Asian couple on the train, who complained to a conductor.

Rail staff also heard the abuse and contacted police.

The incident happened between 10.13pm and 10.54pm on Saturday, June 9.

PC Richard Ward, of British Transport Police, said: “The two men boarded the train and then began to shout and chant racial abuse. An Asian couple on the train approached the conductor to complain. The racial abuse was also heard by rail staff who then contacted police.

“We don’t believe the words were aimed at anyone in particular onboard however this is irrelevant, the language used was vulgar and offensive and it is completely unacceptable.

“Everyone has the right to go to travel without fear of this kind of abuse or threatening behaviour. The Asian couple and the two men all left the service at Rotherham before the arrival of the police.”

Police want to trace the couple who complained and anyone else onboard at the time.

Call British Transport Police on 0800 405040 and quote log 606 of June 9.