Image released after homophobic incident on Liverpool train

8th July 2016
  • Image released after homophobic incident on Liverpool train
    • ♦ Victim subjected to torrent of abuse.
    • ♦ Incident happened at around 2.45pm on Tuesday, 14 June.
    • ♦ Officers are releasing an image of man they want to speak to about the incident.
    • ♦ Please call 0800 405040 or text 61016 quoting ref 554 of 06/07/16

We are appealing for information after a passenger was subjected to vile homophobic abuse on board a train from Ormskirk to Liverpool.

Investigating officer PC Philip Shaw said: “The victim was travelling with his mother, when another man boarded the train at Kirkdale Station and sat adjacent to them.

“He asked the victim for money before subjecting him to a torrent of homophobic abuse and threatened to hit him with a can of lager he was carrying.

“The abuse continued until he eventually left the train at Moorfields station.

“This was a vile attack on someone who was just minding their own business. Behaviour like this will not be tolerated and we will do everything in our power to find those who seek to intimidate and abuse fellow passengers and bring them to justice.”

After reviewing CCTV, officers are today issuing images of a man they want to speak to about the incident.

“The man in the image is someone who I think has information about this incident. Who is he?” added PC Shaw.

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference 554 of 06/07/16. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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