British Transport Police are appealing for information after a woman was subjected to a “tirade of racial abuse” on a train heading towards Cleethorpes.

Officers are keen to trace anyone who may have witnessed the incident, which took place on the 17:20 Manchester Piccadilly to Cleethorpes service on Saturday, January 4.

The police also want the female victim to come forward.

Anyone with any information is asked to call British Transport Police on 0800 405040.