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Homophobia and assaults on train to Manchester Piccadilly

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BTP officers are today releasing CCTV images after two assaults and homophobic comments on a train to Manchester Piccadilly.
The incident happened between 9pm and 10pm on Saturday 29 June.

A group of nine men, who appeared to be drunk, began shouting homophobic comments around the carriage.
They also directed derogatory comments at two women.
The group became very aggressive when challenged by the women and two men, a couple, who were also on board the train.
Two men separate from the drunken group then began shouting insults at the man and his partner. 
One of the men then stole a pair of glasses from the couple.  
All groups left the train at Manchester Piccadilly. The couple were attacked, with one of the victims being pushed against a train. 
There was also an altercation outside Sainsbury’s on the station concourse where a member of the public was pushed to the floor. 
Officers believed the men in the images may have information that could help their investigation.
Anyone who knows them is asked to contact BTP by texting 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 and quoting reference 712 of 29/06/19.

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