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Woman racially abused on train to Falconwood

PUBLISHED: 16:11 25 April 2013

A woman was subjected to a torrent of racist abuse before having beer thrown at her on a train to Falconwood.

The 52-year-old woman was travelling from Charing Cross at the same time as a group of around 10 white men.

Pc Adrian Watts, of British Transport Police, said: “The men began chanting racist remarks and using foul language towards the woman in an attack that continued for the next 30 minutes.

“One of the men poked the woman on the forehead with his finger whilst another threw beer at her.

“Not only was this a frightening and humiliating incident for the victim, but it must have been an intimidating experience for other passengers who were forced to listen to the group’s offensive and derogatory language.”

The group were aged between 19 and 25 years old and the incident happened on April 6 between 10pm and 10.30pm.

One of the men was seen to be wearing a cream jacket with a yellow logo on the arm.

If anyone has any information call 0800 405 040 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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