Police investigate reports of racist abuse on Preston Bus service

Posted on - 8th August, 2017 - 7:29am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, News, Ribbleton
The incident took place on a Preston Bus service
The incident took place on a Preston Bus service

Two teenagers are being sought after an allegation of racial abuse on a bus service in Preston.


Preston Police confirmed they had received reports about the incident on the 6A Gamull Lane service operated by Preston Bus.

An eyewitness – who reported the matter to the police – described how a teenage girl was called a derogatory name by a teenage boy and girl, because of the colour of her skin.

Preston Bus is understood to be passing CCTV footage to the police to help with the investigation.

The incident took place on Wednesday (2 August).

A spokeswoman for the police said: “We have received a report that two teenagers had made racist comments towards a girl on a bus shortly before 9pm on August 2nd.

“We are still waiting to receive CCTV from the bus company.”

Read more: Preston Bus announce major service changes

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police on 101 quoting LC-20170804-0388.

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