Video: Train passenger’s anti-gay tirade caught on YouTube

November 7, 2012
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A 56-year-old man has been cautioned after shouting homophobic abuse and several expletives at two men on a train.

The incident happened on Sunday 4 November at Blackpool North Station and continued on board a train travelling to Manchester Airport.

One of the victims used their phone to record the abuse, which lasted for several minutes.

The footage was published on YouTube on Tuesday evening.

The victim said: “This man is vile, it all started at Blackpool North train station where I was kind of cuddled up to my friend Alex because it was cold and I was a little emotional.

“This man then started hurling abuse at us, that we’re not right, that our parents should be ashamed of us and that god made Adam and Eve not gays.”

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: “Shortly before 11.50pm on Sunday November 4 officers arrested a 56-year-old man on suspicion of a public order offence following reports of a homophobic-related incident on board a train from Blackpool North to Manchester Airport.

“Following an investigation, which included obtaining witness statements and an interview of the offender, he received an official police caution for a public order offence and was released from police custody the following afternoon.”

More: anti-gay abuse, anti-gay crime, blackpool, British Transport Police, England, Manchester, YouTube

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