CCTV: Abusive behaviour on Doncaster train


Do you recognise this man?

British Transport Police officers want to speak to him about an incident which left a group of women upset and shaken on board a train between South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

The incident happened on Sunday, November 29, on the 7.49pm train from Doncaster to Cleethorpes.

Investigating officer PC Racheal Croft said: “A group of women boarded the service at Doncaster. Once seated, they found themselves opposite a group of football fans, one of whom started acting in an intimidating manner towards them. Another woman asked him to leave the group alone. At this point, he became aggressive and began shouting abusive language at them. As the train reached Scunthorpe, and the man, who was with three others, was about to leave the service, he threw several playing cards at one of the women hitting her shoulder. Once on the platform, he continued shouting abusive language at the woman through the window.”

Officers believe the man in the image could have vital information that could help with the investigation, and urge him or anyone who recognises him to get in touch to assist officers with their enquiries.

PC Croft added: “Behaviour like this will not be tolerated. This was a frightening experience for the group, one of which was an elderly woman, who were returning for a pleasant day out. Everyone has the right to travel without fearing for their safety or being subjected to abuse.”

If anyone has any information please contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference PSUB/B4 of 22/12/2014. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.