A Sunderland woman was left shaken and upset after she was abused by a fellow passenger on a Metro train from Newcastle.
British Transport Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident at 22.30 on July 28, in the hope that someone may recognise him.
PC Nick Cannon, investigating for BTP, said: "A 23-year-old woman from Sunderland, who was travelling alone, boarded the service at Monument station, Newcastle, and spoke to a group already on the train who had been out for the evening in Jesmond.
"As she got up to leave the train at St Peter’s station, a man who had been sat with the group and been quiet throughout the journey, suddenly verbally abused her.
"The victim left the train feeling extremely upset and frightened by the experience and contacted police.
"The man left the train at the next stop, which was Sunderland and has been described as aged 35-40, clean shaven with dark short hair; he wore a dark coloured shirt and distinctive bright yellow jeans.
"BTP will not tolerate verbal abuse of any kind towards passengers. I would like to appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who may recognise the man pictured to contact police."
Anyone with any information is asked to contact BTP on 0800 40 50 40 quoting background log B4/NEA of 22 August 2012. Information can also be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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