Published On: Sat, Feb 28th, 2015 on 2:48 pm

Three Asian women racially abused on train in front of their own children

British Transport Police (BTP) officers are investigating a racially-aggravated incident on board a train travelling between Leeds and Bradford Forster Square.

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The incident took place on board the Leeds to Bradford Forster Square service at 6.10pm shortly after it departed Leeds on 21 February last week.

Three men boarded the service and began to racially abuse three Asian women who were travelling with their small children.

Two passengers on the train attempted to intervene and a fight ensued.

As the train pulled into Frizinghall another passenger managed to break up the fight and both groups then left the train.

“The victims were very frightened”

Detective Constable Rory Durant, the investigating officer, said: “Police were called but the two groups had fled the area prior to officers arriving.

“The victims were very frightened and understandably have been left very shaken by what must have been a terrifying experience.

“Investigations are ongoing but I would like to appeal to anyone who was on board the train and witnessed the incident to come forward and contact us.”

If you have any information which could assist the investigation, please call British Transport Police on Freefone 0800405040 or text 61016.

You can also ring the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Please quote incident reference PSUB/B10 of 27/2/2015.

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