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Men identified after racist abuse on Leeds to Sheffield train


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Officers investigating a report of racist and anti-social behaviour on a train between Leeds and Sheffield have identified two men they wanted to speak to about the offence.

A number of passengers were offended following the incident, which took place between 4.50pm and 5.05pm on 21 February and is believed to have involved a group of Leeds United fans. 

Following an appeal in the media, a 38-year-old man has been interviewed about what happened and later released under investigation. A man in his 20s has now been eliminated  from enquiries. 

Enquiries into the incident remain ongoing and police continue to appeal for the identities of two other men as part of their investigation. 

If you know who they are, contact BTP by texting 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 461 of 21/02/2018. Alternatively, ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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