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Information sought after man uses racially offensive language – Leeds to York

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

At approximately 11.30pm on 17 October, a passenger on board the 10.52pm Trans Pennine Express service from York, sent a text message to BTP after a man was being disruptive. 

A man was being loud, talking about his dislike of Muslims. Offended passengers then moved to different carriages on board the train. 

The man was white, shaven head, approximately 5ft 6ins tall and of a slim to medium build. He was wearing a blue bomber jacket with a white stripe, a dark jeans and black trainers. 

Officers are today appealing for any witnesses who were on board the train and heard what happened, to get in touch. Likewise, if you know someone matching the above description, please get in touch. 

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

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