/ Woman racially abused on a city centre tram

Police have released an image of a man they want to speak to after a woman was racially abused on a Manchester city centre tram.

At 5.25pm on Friday 3 February 2017, a 39–year-old woman was on a tram at Piccadilly Gardens when she was racially abused by a man. The woman got off the tram and reported it to police.

Police are treating this as a hate crime and are appealing have released an image of a man they want to speak to.

Police Constable Mike Burgess of GMP’s city of Manchester Team said: “No-one should be subjected to such vile racist abuse and we will simply not tolerate hate crime in our city.

“We have launched an investigation and I am keen to identify the man in the photo. I urge you to get in touch if you recognise him or witnessed the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 1873 03/02/17, or the independent charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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