Transgender woman abused by drunk men on train

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A TRANSGENDER woman was subjected to abuse as she travelled on a train to Durham.

British Transport Police (BTP) said the victim was subjected what they class as transphobic abuse by four drunk men as she boarded the London Kings Cross to Durham train with her partner on Thursday January 30.

Investigators want to speak to anyone who may have seen the attack on Coach F between 7.45pm and 10.50pm.

Pc Jeremy Webster said officers have launched an investigation and are trawling CCTV from the train and at the station.

Pc Webster added: “We take reports of such unacceptable behaviour very seriously, and will not tolerate abuse of any kind towards passengers on the rail network.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact BTP on 0800 40 50 40 quoting background reference NEA/B5 of 7/02/2014. Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.