Woman threatened and racially abused on Gatwick to Bedford train

A man claimed he had acid as he threatened and racially abused a woman on a rail service between Gatwick Airport and Bedford, police have said.

Thursday, 22nd November 2018, 11:47 am
Updated Thursday, 22nd November 2018, 11:52 am
Police would like to speak to this man in connection with the incident

Officers said a woman was on board a Thameslink service between the two stations when a man started to verbally abuse her at about 12.30pm.

The man threatened her with violence, claiming he had acid and implying he had a knife, and used racially offensive language, officer added.

The incident took place on September 21 and police have released details today (November 22) along with a CCTV image.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: “Officers believe the man shown in this CCTV image may have information which could help them investigate.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or call 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 1800069959.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.