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Police Hunt Woman Who 'Racially Abused Family On The Tube'

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Police are asking the public for help after a young family were allegedly racially abused on the London Underground.

A couple were involved in an abusive row after a passenger offered his seat to the victim’s wife, who was carrying the couple's young child, which resulted in another female passenger complaining.

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The woman, travelling on the Northern Line between Tottenham Court Road and Euston, apparently spoke with a Midlands accent and is believed to have boarded a train to the West Midlands at Euston after the incident, which happened at around 7.15pm on Saturday, November 30.

She was accompanied by two men who police said grabbed the 31-year-old victim, from Barnet, by his shoulders and pushed him.

Detective Constable Dick Mortimer said: "A passenger offered his seat to the victim’s wife, which resulted in another female passenger complaining.

"The woman, who was travelling with three other people, made racially abusive comments towards the family. Two men, who were travelling with the woman, then grabbed the victim by his shoulders and pushed him.

"The group, who all spoke with a Midlands accent, left the train at Euston and we believe they then travelled on a train to the West Midlands."

One of the men accompanying the woman was described by police as white, with stubble, around 5ft 6ins tall and of a stocky build. He is believed to be in his late 40s and was wearing glasses at the time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016 quoting background LUA/B8 of 07/02/14. Information can also be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.