Police hunt couple after man is racially abused on a Sheffield train

Chapeltown Railway Station
Chapeltown Railway Station
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Police are hunting for a couple after a man is said to have been racially abused on a Sheffield train.

British Transport Police officer are wanting people to come forward to help in their investigation on a ‘packed’ train travelling from Sheffield.

The incident occurred on Saturday, July 23, at around 11pm on the 10.41pm Northern Train service between Chapeltown and Wombwell.

Police say the carriage was full of people heading away from Tramlines festival in the city.

Investigating officer PC Ewan Brechin said: “A man and woman on the service were seen to make extremely offensive racist gestures towards a young black man travelling on the same service.

“Everyone has the right to use the rail network with fear of abuse, intimidation or violence.

“Did you see the incident? Do you have any information about what happened?”

The man is described as 6ft tall, of stocky build with receding short, greying, ginger hair. He was sunburnt and wearing a short sleeved shirt.

The woman is white, aged around 50, approximately 5ft 7ins in height with a tanned complexion and shoulder length white blonde hair. She was wearing a dress at the time of the incident.

Anyone who has any information about the incident contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting ref 216 of 04/08/16.