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Information sought after racial abuse on ScotRail train – Glasgow to Carluke

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Officers investigating a hate crime on board a ScotRail service travelling between Glasgow Queen Street and Carluke are today appealing for information. 

The incident happened on board the 9.20pm service on 31 March. A man made a number of racially offensive comments about black people, at one point saying he wanted to “set them on fire”. 

The suspect was a white man, he had short brown hair and thick stubble. He was wearing a polo top with a purple collar and a black jumper with “Balmain Paris” on the front in white letters.  The man was travelling as part of a bigger group. 
 
A number of passengers moved to different carriages as a result of the offensive language. 

Anyone that recognises someone matching the above description should contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 1900026662. Likewise, if you were on board the train and witnessed what happened, please get in touch. Or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.  
 

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