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Appeal after two schoolgirls racially abused on train – St Albans to Watford

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Officers from British Transport Police are looking to trace three boys in connection to a hate crime on board a train travelling to Watford Junction. 

The incident happened on board the 4.07pm London Midland service travelling between St Albans Abbey and Watford Junction on 12 October. 

At approximately 4.20pm, four young boys were causing a disturbance on board the train. Two of the boys then approached two young school girls and started talking with them. 

The girls did not want to speak with the boys who then became hostile and racially abused the girls. 

The group of boys then leave the train at Watford Junction.

The three boys involved are described as being white and approximately 17 to 20 years old. The first is believed to be 5ft 5ins. He was wearing a blue shirt with a picture of a trainer on it. The second male is approximately 5ft 7ins and was wearing a grey stripy hoody, believed to be Adidas. The third male was roughly 6ft and wearing a grey hoody. 

Anyone who was on board this train and witnessed what happened are encouraged to get in touch with BTP as soon as possible. Likewise, if you know a group of boys who match this description and who may have been using this train last Thursday, please contact BTP. 

Anyone with information can contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 369 of 12/10/2017. Alternatively, pass information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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