Officers from British Transport Police are looking to identify a man and woman after passengers were racially abused on board a train travelling between Edinburgh and Lancaster.

At approximately 6.30pm on 11 November, a man and woman were being disruptive on board the service, playing tag up and down the carriage.

Other passengers asked the couple to settle down, however they became abusive. They attempted to provoke a fight before racially abusing an Asian couple, asking them to bring them “fried rice” in an offensive accent.

They were eventually removed from the train at Lancaster station.

Officers believe the man and woman shown in this CCTV image may have information which could help them investigate.  Do you know who they are?

If you do, contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or call 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 433 of 11/11/2018.

Or you can ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 55 111.

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John graduated from Telford College in 2010 with an HNC in Practical Journalism and since then he worked for the North Edinburgh News, The Southern Reporter, the Irish News Review and The Edinburgh Reporter. In addition he has been published in the Edinburgh Evening News and the Hibernian FC Programme.