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Racial and homophobic abuse on board Glasgow to Falkirk train

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Officers from BTP are appealing for witnesses to get in touch following a hate crime on board a train between Glasgow and Falkirk. 

At 7.12pm yesterday evening (01/05) a man joined a ScotRail service at Croy station, the service had originated at Glasgow Queen Street. 

During the journey towards Falkirk, the man targeted a woman with racial abuse before making homophobic comments at other passengers. The woman was very alarmed by this man’s behaviour and abuse. 

He is described as a white man, approximately 5ft 9ins of medium build and was clean shaven. He was wearing a navy blue hat, a white polo shirt and black shorts. He had on grey Adidas trainers and had a tattoo on his left arm. 

Officers are keen to speak with anyone who was on board the service and witnessed what happened. Likewise, if you know someone matching the description of the suspect, please get in contact. 

Information can be passed to BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 542 of 30/04/2018. Alternatively, ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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