CCTV image: Children racially abused at Sunderland Station

Police would like to speak to this man in connection with a racial abuse incident at Sunderland Station.
Police would like to speak to this man in connection with a racial abuse incident at Sunderland Station.
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British Transport Police have released an image of a man they wish to speak to.

Three siblings have been racially abused at Sunderland railway station – and police have released a CCTV still of a man they want to contact.

A 14-year-old boy, his sister, who was 12, and younger sibling were waiting on a platform at the station on August 30 when a man walked by and racially abused them.

The incident happened just before 1.30pm. The youngest child involved was still in a pushchair.

The British Transport Police have now released a CCTV image capturing a male – and are appealing for the public’s help in identifying him.

They wish to speak to the man in connection with the incident.

PC Michelle Clark said: “The children were left extremely shaken by the man’s comments and informed their parents who reported the incident to us.

“We won’t tolerate behaviour where someone is targeted because they are different or made to feel uncomfortable at a station or on a train.

“While the majority of people using the railway will have a safe and secure journey, we would encourage anyone who does experience hate crime such as this to contact us so we can act and provide victims with the support they may need.

“If you recognise the man pictured or know his current whereabouts please contact us.”

If you have any information, contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference PSUB/ B6 of 12/10/2015.

You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.