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Homophobic abuse – Mount Florida to Glasgow Central

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Officers have launched an investigation appealing for a victim of a hate crime to come forward after he was verbally abused. 
 
The incident happened on 10 May between 8.35am and 8.45am on board the 8.35am Mount Florida to Glasgow Central Service. 
 
A man on board the service began to hurl homophobic abuse at the victim. When the service reached Glasgow Central the man threatend to assault the victim. 
 
The man in described by witnesses as being slim build, 5ft 8ins, with short dark hair and wearing a grey jacket. The man was travelling with a woman. 
 
Investigating officer PC Caroline Irving said: “We will not tolerate any kind of hate crime on the rail network and we take every report of this kind of behaviour seriously. I am keen to speak to anyone who may have been travelling on the service at the stated time who may be able to provide some information about the incident. I would like to speak to the victim of this incident and reassure him that we will do everything we can to investigate.”
 
Anyone with any information should contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 citing reference 371 of 12/05. 
 

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