Did you witness incident on train between Wakefield and Leeds

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Officers from British Transport Police are appealing for information after a man was arrested for allegedly using racially abusive language on a train.

The incident happened at around 8.40pm on Sunday 6 April on board the 7.26pm Sheffield to Leeds service.

Investigating officer, PC Ruth Miller, said: “A man boarded the train at Wakefield with a friend. After his ticket was checked by the conductor, the man is alleged to have begun to use racially offensive language and abuse, which was believed to have been directed towards the conductor. The incident was witnessed by a woman and her 10-year-old son who alerted police.

“I’d urge anyone who was onboard the service at the time and witnessed what happened to contact police.”

A 55-year-old man from York was arrested on suspicion of committing a racially aggravated public order offence. He has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 405040 or text 61016, quoting PSUB/B5 of 14/04/14.

Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.