Sheffield Wednesday fans chant racist songs on train packed with families

British Transport Police are appealing for witnesses after a group of football fans chanted racist songs on a busy train.
British Transport Police are appealing for witnesses after a group of football fans chanted racist songs on a busy train.

British Transport Police are appealing for witnesses after a group of football fans chanted racist songs on a train packed with families.

The incident occurred on Saturday March 5 as the train was travelling between Woodhouse in Sheffield and Retford, shortly after 8pm.

Investigating officer PC Dermott Carlin said: “A group of around five football fans, believed to be Sheffield Wednesday supporters, were travelling on the 7.49pm Northern Rail service from Sheffield to Lincoln and chanting racist songs to the obvious distress of fellow passengers.

“We are keen to hear from anyone who might have witnessed this anti social and racist display. Loutish and racist behaviour like this has no place on the rail network and will not be tolerated.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference 241 of 15/3 . Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.