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Racial assault – Leeds to Huddersfield

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Officers have launched an appeal after a man was hit in the shoulder with a beer can.

The incident happened on 16 October at 4.29pm.

The victim, a man aged 46, boarded the service at York station in order to travel to Manchester.

At Leeds two women boarded the train and sat opposite the victim. They tried to engage him in conversation, to which he politely declined.

 As the train approached Huddersfield one of the woman began insulting and swearing at the victim.

She then made racial comments towards him.

The second woman then became aggressive and made racial remarks towards the man. 

She then threw a can of beer at the victim which hit him on the shoulder and covered him in beer.

She then made threats and wanted to fight him.

The two women left the service at Huddersfield.

Officers would now like to speak to the two women in the CCTV image as they believe they may have information that could help in investigating the crime.

They would also like to speak to anyone who was on the service and witnessed what happened. 

Anyone with any information should contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 citing reference 361 of 16/10.



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