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Racial abuse on board train between Leeds and York

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Detectives investigating a hate crime on board a train between Leeds and York are today appealing for information. 

At approximately 11.30pm on 27 October, a man was on board a Trans Pennine Express service where he began making racially offensive comments. 

Police were then alerted via text messages and attended York station where the train service was met. 

Officers are today appealing for fresh witnesses to this incident to get in touch. 

If you were on board this train and witnessed this man’s behaviour, please contact BTP. 

You can do this by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 663 of 27/10/2018. Or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

In connection with this incident, a 21-year-old man from Huddersfield was arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence. He was released under police investigation as enquiries continue. 

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