Shenfield family racially abused on train

British Transport Police want to speak to these two men in connection with the incident. Picture: Br

British Transport Police want to speak to these two men in connection with the incident. Picture: British Transport Police - Credit: Archant

Police want to speak to two men after a family was subject to racist abuse on a train.

The family from Shenfield were verbally abused and had takeaway food thrust at them after they boarded a train on Sunday December 7.

A husband, wife and three children were intimidated by a group of young men during the incident, which took place on the 12.18am London Liverpool Street to Colchester service.

The family, who were enjoying a day out in the capital, then got off the train at Shenfield while the group of men stayed on the service towards Chelmsford and Colchester.

Det Con Sally Everritt said: “It was one of the last trains back from London to Essex that night, and it was very busy.

She added: “Many other passengers would have witnessed what happened, and I am keen to speak to anyone who has not yet come forward to police.”

Anyone with information should call British Transport Police (BTP) on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference B9/ESUB of 05/01/2015.

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