PC Piotr Gass, from British Transport Police (BTP), has released CCTV image of man he’d like to speak to after a passenger was punched in what is thought to be a racially motivated assault on a train.

The victim, a man, aged 24, was on a service travelling between Birmingham New Street and Birmingham International, at around 8PM on Friday 2nd June, when a man sat opposite him began to insult him and other passengers.

The abusive man then punched the victim in the face and made a racist comment, before getting off the train at Birmingham International.

PC Piotr Gass, said: “We absolutely will not tolerate any level of violence or hate crime, and we take all reports of such offences extremely seriously.

“Our enquiries have uncovered an image of a man we’d like to identify in connection with this incident, and I’d urge anyone who knows him to contact us.”

Anyone with info is asked to call BTP on 0800 405040 or text 61016 reference 146 of 03/06/17.