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Police appeal over racist bus pests

HAMPSHIRE POLICE have announced their appeal for witnesses and information to come forward following a racially aggravated public order incident that occurred upon a local bus in Gosport back on Valentines Day; also asking for the assistance in identifying the male seen in the ‘still’ CCTV image as a key lead in this case.

Officers are continuing to follow up on reports that two men became rowdy on the local bus service just after 9:30pm that evening (February 14); repeatedly pressing the stop button. When challenged the men shouted a barrage of racist abuse at the driver before exiting the vehicle; police arriving at the scene soon afterwards.

The above CCTV image shows one of the two males that officers want to speak to, but no further information or descriptions have yet been published at this time. Police have outlined that the initial enquires are ongoing and have requested anybody with potential information to come forward to help the continuing investigations.


Anyone with information or footage is asked to contact police by calling the non-emergency number 101 and quote the case’s reference number 44230063084. They can further submit details using this online reporting tool available on the Hampshire Police website, with official support and guidance available on the links here.

Alternatively, readers can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously by calling 0800 555 111, or via their anonymous online forms which can be found through their website:

PICTURED BY HAMPSHIRE POLICE: Officers want to talk to this male about Gosport public order incident.