Crime & the Law

British Transport Police seek 2 men after racist abuse on train

Two men sought by British Transport Police

Police wish to speak to two men after alleged racist abuse on late night train from Liverpool Street. Image: British Transport Police.

British Transport Police have released CCTV pictures of two men they want to speak to after a family was verbally abused on a late-night train out of Liverpool Street.

The incident took place on 12:18am London Liverpool Street to Colchester service Sunday 7 December last year.

Detective Constable Sally Everritt  said:

A husband and wife and their three children boarded the train at Liverpool Street after spending Saturday in the capital.
As the train left London the family were abused and intimidated by a group of young men. Some of the abuse was racist in nature and take-away food was also thrust at the family.
The family got off the train at their hometown of Shenfield but the group of men continued on the service towards Chelmsford and Colchester.
It was one of the last trains back from London to Essex that night, and it was very busy. Many other passengers would have witnessed what happened, and I am keen to speak to anyone who has not yet come forward to police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference B9/ESUB of 05/01/2015. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

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