A man was subjected to homophobic abuse on a train into Huddersfield.

Now British Transport Police are appealing for information after the a man was targeted on board a train travelling between Leeds and Huddersfield.

Officers have today released images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident, which took place between 8.40 and 9.10pm on Tuesday,  September 10.

PC John Clethro, the investigating officer, said: “The victim, a 33-year-old man from Manchester, boarded the train at Leeds.

“He was then subjected to a barrage of homophobic verbal abuse by an Asian man who was accompanied by a female. The man and his companion left the service at Huddersfield.

Police would like to speak to this man about an incident of homophobic abuse on a train between Leeds and Huddersfield
Police would like to speak to this man about an incident of homophobic abuse on a train between Leeds and Huddersfield
 

“No-one should have to be subjected to any form of verbal abuse or offensive comments whilst travelling on the rail network, which on its own is completely unacceptable and when it has a homophobic undertone it is even more deplorable.

“If you recognise the man pictured please come forward as we believe you have important information which could assist in this investigation”

Anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV image or can assist the investigation in any way please call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or 61016 quoting log B5 /NEA of 23/09/13 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.