Police release CCTV picture after Jewish man suffers anti-Semitic abuse on a train

Do you recognise this man?
Do you recognise this man?

Transport police are asking for help after a Jewish man was subjected to anti-Semitic abuse on a Milton Keynes train after the MK Dons v Chelsea match.

The victim was singled out by group of men believed to be Chelsea fans

Police have now issued a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to about the incident

Detective Constable David Peek said: “The incident happened on Sunday, 31 January – the day Chelsea played at MK Dons in the FA Cup.

“Following the match, a group of Chelsea fans boarded a Euston-bound service at Milton Keynes at 7.50pm.

“The carriage was crowded and they began using foul language. One of them singled out an Orthodox Jewish man and all of the men began chanting anti-Semitic abuse at him.”

DC Peek said: “The victim moved carriage as a result of this disgraceful behaviour.”

He added: “Nobody should have to put up with abuse just because of their race or religion, and we take all reports of hate crime extremely seriously.

“I think the man in the image I am issuing today will have information about the incident. Please tell us who he is?”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference 210 of 21/03/2016. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.