Train abuse - CCTV released

1 July 2010, 14:42 | Updated: 1 July 2010, 15:16

British Transport Police have released CCTV pictures of a man they want to speak to after a member of staff was subjected to a tirade of verbal abuse on a train between Gloucester and Cam & Dursley.

The incident happened on Saturday 15 May 2010.

PC Frank Hedley, the investigating officer, said:

CCTV picture of offender"The incident took place on the 8.42am First Great Western service from Gloucester to Weymouth as a member of staff carried out ticket checks.

"When the train left Gloucester she approached two men and asked for their tickets but they told her they didn’t have any, at which point she informed them that they’d need to buy some.

"After refusing to pay for a ticket for their whole journey, the member of staff told them they would either need to buy valid tickets or would be asked to leave the train at the next stop.

"At this point, the men became abusive toward the victim, making sexually explicit comments and swearing at her."

As a result the men were asked to leave the train at Cam & Dursley.

Anyone who recognises the man is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, quoting incident number 199 of 15/05/2010 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.