Police hunt men for racist attack on train

By Rob Virtue on August 9, 2012 4:37 PM |

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CCTV images of two men have been released after a group of black passengers were abused on a train to central London.

The incident took place back in May on a journey between Woolwich Arsenal and Cannon Street but police have so far failed to identify the culprits.

PC Laura Kent, the investigating officer, said: "Two men boarded the service and began verbally abusing a group of Afro-Caribbean passengers.

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"They then picked on another lady, making racist references about an item of food she was eating before continuing to verbally abuse her."

She said the British Transport Police had spoken to witnesses and circulated the images on police intelligence systems but had made little progress in identifying the men.

She added: "The victims received vile racist abuse from these men, which will not be tolerated. I urge anyone who recognises the man featured in the CCTV to come forward and assist our investigation.

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"If you have any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, please contact us, we want to hear from you."

Anyone with information should contact BTP on Freefone 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference B5/LSA of 9/08/12.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 11.