Teenager racially abused on Sheffield train

Police are hunting for an elderly man after a teenage boy was racially abused on a Sheffield train.

Wednesday, 6th April 2016, 4:52 pm
Police want to trace this man after a boy was subjected to a racist slur on train to Meadowhall

British Transport Police are appealing for information after the 14-year-old was the target of a racist remark made by a passenger on a train travelling between Doncaster and Meadowhall.

The incident occurred on Saturday, March 12, at around 4pm.

Investigating officer PC Richard Ward said: “The boy was travelling with friends when a group of four elderly men boarded the train at Doncaster. A verbal dispute ensued over the fact that the some of the younger group had their feet on seats. In the course of the dispute, one of the older men made a racist remark about the victim.

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“The victim and his friends left the train at Meadowhall while the older group remained on board the service.

“I believe the man in the image has information about this incident. Who is he?”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference 375 of 6/4.

Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.