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Hate crime on board train to Glasgow Central

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Officers from British Transport Police are looking to trace a woman in connection to a hate crime on board a train to Glasgow. 

The incident happened on 24 November on board the 2.21pm ScotRail Service which was travelling between Lanark and Glasgow Central. 

As the train was in the Cambuslang area at approximately 2.40pm, two women were on board the train and started speaking with a man. 

They asked him what music he was listening to and asked to have his headphones. When the man refused, one of the women racially abused the man. She then stood over the man and threatened to punch him. 

The first woman – who was threatening and racially abusive – is described as white, in her thirties and with greying brown hair. She was wearing a sky blue hooded tracksuit top and bottoms. 

The second woman was also white and believed to be in her thirties. She had a bright red/pink hair which was tied in a bun and was wearing a dark blue tracksuit. 

Anyone who was on board this train and witnessed what happened is asked to contact BTP. Likewise, if you know someone that matches the above descriptions, please speak with police. 

You can pass information to BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 377 of 24/11/2017. Alternatively, ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

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