appeal after 'racist incident' at Highbridge Railway Station
are asking for a man to come forward who may have been subjected
to racist abuse and assaulted at Highbridge Railway Station.
and CCTV enquiries suggest there was an altercation between two
men onboard a train between Bristol and Taunton at around 8.30pm
on Wednesday 23rd December 2015.
dispute continued when the two men got off the train and it is
alleged when they got onto the footbridge of the station one of
them was assaulted and racially abused.
incident was reported to police a short time later by a third
party, but the person identified as being the victim had left
the station before his details could be taken. He is described
as an Asian man in his 20s, wearing a black jacket and black trousers.
man who is believed to have assaulted him is described as a white
man in his late 30s or early 40s, with fair hair, wearing a light-coloured
coat and blue tracksuit bottoms.
Matt Popple from British Transport Police told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We take all reports of hate crime extremely seriously and
victims should know they can come to us in confidence, where they
will be taken seriously and treated with respect by our officers."
would encourage the Asian man - who we have been told was subjected
to the abuse - to make contact so we can understand exactly what
happened and whether any further action needs to be taken."
know there were other people in the carriage when the initial
altercation took place and I would urge anyone who witnessed it
to also contact us as you may have information which could be
important to our investigation."
with information about the incident can call BTP on 0800 40 50
40 or text the force on 61016 quoting reference GB/084005/15.
Alternatively, details can also be given anonymously to the independent
charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.