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Couple subjected to homophobic abuse on train

Police are trying to find a man spotted on CCTV after a couple were subjected to homophobic abuse on a train. The incident happened on Wednesday, 2 October as the couple were waiting at Stratford station. They suddenly noticed a man begin to stare at them.

CCTV taken from the train between Stratford and Forest Gate Credit: British Transport Police

PC Charley Sutherland-Walker from the British Transport Police said: "They boarded a Shenfield-bound train around 7.10pm along with the man who started a brief conversation with the pair.

"He then started to make homophobic comments towards the two in an aggressive and threatening manner, which made them both fear for their own safety. He left the train as it arrived into Maryland station and the pair continued onto Forest Gate station."

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40.