Police looking for two female suspects over hate crime on Sheffield bus last year

South Yorkshire Police have released CCTV images of two female suspects following a reported hate crime on a Sheffield bus last year.

Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, 3:01 pm
Updated Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, 4:08 pm

At approximately 4.50pm on October 2, 2019, it is reported that a woman got on the number 83 bus at Arundel Gate in Sheffield, with her child in a pushchair.

It is understood that the woman was racially abused by two passengers, who were already on the bus.

The woman and her child were in the designated area for pushchairs on the number 83 bus when the abuse is alleged to have occurred.

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Police are looking for two female suspects following a reported hate crime on a Sheffield bus last year

The bus driver then intervened and the suspects got off the bus.

In a statement, the police said: “Despite extensive enquiries, including an initial appeal for information in October with local media, reviewing CCTV footage and circulating images of suspects to all officers in South Yorkshire, no arrests have been made and the suspects have not been identified.

“Police believe the two women pictured could hold vital information and are urging them, or anyone who recognises them, to get in touch.

“Officers are also keen to hear from anyone who may have been travelling on the bus and witnessed the incident.”

Those who have any information are urged to call 101 or email [email protected] quoting incident number 646 of 2 October 2019.

Information can also be given to the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website www.crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.