Police appeal after two women racially abused in Newham

PUBLISHED: 12:06 11 August 2016 | UPDATED: 12:08 11 August 2016

Gang police were called to Strode Road, Forest Gate, on Wednesday night.

Gang police were called to Strode Road, Forest Gate, on Wednesday night.

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Officers from British Transport Police are investigating an allegation of racial and verbal abuse on board a train from Stratford to Forest Gate.

Two women in their twenties were said to have had racial abuse shouted at them by a man in the late evening incident on Friday, July 29.

Officers are carrying out a number of enquiries as part of their investigation including seizing CCTV evidence and appealing for witnesses.

PC Bellamy from BTP, said: “Hate crime will simply not be tolerated and we are working hard to trace the person responsible.

“We want all Londoners to feel safe and welcome on public transport and I would encourage anyone who witnesses hate crime to report it to us so we can investigate.”

Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40.

To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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