Search for woman after Metro worker is racially abused after challenging passenger over invalid ticket

Police hope this woman could help an inquiry into an incident which led to a Metro worker being racially abused.

Monday, 3rd February 2020, 9:35 am
Updated Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 1:26 am

Northumbria Police has released an image of a woman they want to identify they think can help an investigation after a member of staff at Monument Metro station was racially abused as they worked.

The incident happened at about 9.20pm on Thursday, December 19, after a member of staff on the Tyne and Wear Metro challenged a passenger about having an invalid ticket on the network.

A spokesperson for the force said: “Inquiries to trace the person responsible are ongoing but police have now released an image of a woman they want to speak to.

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Police hope this woman can be traced as officers investigate the incident at Monument Metro Station.

“She was in the station when the incident took place and could assist police with their inquiries.”

The woman, or anyone who knows her, can contact officers on 101 quoting crime ref 159740V/19.

Police say this woman was in the area at the time and could help with the investigation.