Orpington man racially abused during train journey from Bromley South to St Mary Cray

PUBLISHED: 12:33 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 12:33 18 April 2013

An Orpington man was left “shaken” after suffering racial abuse while waiting for a train at Bromley South station.

The 41-year-old black man was on platform four when three men, aged between 16 and 20, are alleged to have sworn at him and used racially abusive language.

When the train arrived, the victim boarded a separate carriage to the men but when he arrived at St Mary Cray, the three men got off the train and continued to racially abuse him.

British Transport Police (BTP) are encouraging any passengers who witnessed the incident at around 12.50am on Friday, March 29 to come forward and help with the investigation.

Pc Neil Allison said: “The victim was understandably very shaken by his experience, and we are determined to find those responsible.

“Anti-social, racist or violent behavior has no place on the railway and passengers should feel able to use the network without fear of becoming a victim of crime.”

Anyone with information should contact BTP on 0800 40 50 40, quoting B22/LSA of 17/04/2013. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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