Gang’s ‘racist’ abuse on train

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WITNESSES are being urged to come forward after a group of people racially-abused passengers and staff on board a train.

British Transport Police are investigating the incident on the 17.44 Sheffield to Norwich service on Saturday.

Sergeant Sue Jacks said: “The alleged incident involved a group of approximately 10 people, nine men and one female. It is alleged that the group racially abused passengers and staff.”

Officers met the train at Nottingham where a number of the group were removed from the train, spoken to and their details taken. Sgt Jacks added: “I would like to appeal to anyone travelling on this service to contact us.”

Anyone with information should call 0800 40 50 40 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.