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Police appeal after racist attack on Paddington to Newbury train

Police issue picture of man they want to speak to about incident

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Police appeal after racist attack on Paddington to Newbury train

POLICE have published a picture of a man they want to speak to following a racist attack on board a Paddington to Newbury train.

The 34-year-old victim was approached by a two men and a woman who struck up a conversation with him.

One of the men in the group became aggressive and started making anti-Muslim remarks to the victim.

He then punched the victim in the face before leaving the train at Southall.

The unprovoked assault happened at 10.15pm on Sunday May 1. 

PC Rachel Parfitt said: “The victim was left bruised by this disgraceful attack and it is fortunate that he was not more seriously injured.

“This was a racially motivated assault which will have appalled anyone who witnessed it and we need anyone with information to come forward.

“Passengers have the right to expect they will be safe when they travel. We will do everything we can to find the person responsible for this assault.”

Officers have analysed CCTV and distributed images on police intelligence networks, and today have released an image of a man who they think may have information about the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference 178 of18/5/16. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

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  • dazzer

    19/05/2016 - 08:08

    Parallel universe aka the UK Firstly Muslims are not a race, so how on earth can this be a racist incident? I do agree that it appears religiously aggravated which I do obviously find wrong. The trouble I am having excepting and understanding is the blatant double standards which we see so often in our society today - I am sure Thames valley police will do everything in their power to find, arrest and ensure a conviction of this thug and quite rightly so. However, I believe that the politicians, liberals and high ranking police officers are causing such incidents....Example, In a report into the Oxford child rape scandal Thames Valley Police and Oxfordshire County Council were criticised for "many errors" and not acting sooner. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-22537419 These so called leaders are more interested in political correctness rather than victims of a certain ethnic persuasion I.E White - People up and down the country are not only experiencing double sta

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    • WestMills

      19/05/2016 - 18:06

      Get a grip

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  • dazzer

    19/05/2016 - 08:08

    Parallel universe aka the UK Firstly Muslims are not a race, so how on earth can this be a racist incident? I do agree that it appears religiously aggravated which I do obviously find wrong. The trouble I am having excepting and understanding is the blatant double standards which we see so often in our society today - I am sure Thames valley police will do everything in their power to find, arrest and ensure a conviction of this thug and quite rightly so. However, I believe that the politicians, liberals and high ranking police officers are causing such incidents....Example, In a report into the Oxford child rape scandal Thames Valley Police and Oxfordshire County Council were criticised for "many errors" and not acting sooner. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-22537419 These so called leaders are more interested in political correctness rather than victims of a certain ethnic persuasion I.E White - People up and down the country are not only experiencing double sta

    Reply

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