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Racially aggravated assault at Wakefield Westgate station – West Yorkshire



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Detectives from British Transport Police are releasing images of a man they’d like to speak with in connection to a racially aggravated assault. 

Shortly before 10am on 17 September the victim, a man in his twenties, was on the platform when a man shouted something at him. 

The victim removed his headphones to understand what the man was shouting. He was then racially abused and then punched in the head. He ran away towards the station concourse. 

The victim recalls seeing the same man previously at the station, he was staring at him and muttering under his breath. Thankfully the victim avoided any serious injury, however he received swelling to the side of his face. 

This random and unprovoked assault has left the victim feeling nervous when using the station as he is frightened of the man returning and assaulting him further. 

Officers are now releasing CCTV images of a man sought in connection with this incident. If you know who he is then please contact BTP. 

You can BTP a text on 61016 or call 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 340 of 17/09/2017. Alternatively, pass information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 

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