CCTV image released after member of rail staff racially abused at Hartlepool station

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British Transport Police has released a CCTV image of a man and woman officers want to speak to after a member of staff was verbally abused at Hartlepool station.

The incident took place at around 10.15am on Saturday, August 2.

POLICE would like to trace this couple

POLICE would like to trace this couple

PC Jonathan McNulty, who is investigating the case for the British Transport Police, said: “A man and woman alighted from a train at the station. As they approached the ticket office the man began to hurl racial abuse at a member of station staff.

“The female then joined in and verbally abused him as well.”

Following a number of enquiries, officers have managed to isolate a CCTV image of a man and woman they would like to speak to. Officers believe they may have travelled from Newcastle or Sunderland.

PC McNulty added: “The language that was used to abuse this member of staff, who was simply doing his job, is quite simply disgraceful and we will not tolerate it. I am convinced the couple captured on CCTV has key information about the incident and I call on anyone who recognises them, or has information about the incident to come forward.”

If you can assist the investigation, call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. In all calls, quote log PSUB/B6 of 28/8/14.