British Transport Police are appealing for information after a rail security guard was the victim of religiously aggravated abuse.
The incident happened on the 9.07pm Merseyrail service from Birkenhead to Ellesmere Port on Saturday, June 11.
Investigating officer PC Marc Brooks said: “The victim asked the passenger to remove his feet from the seat and asked for his details, which he refused to supply. He then became abusive and made derogatory comments relating to the guard’s perceived religion.
“The abuse continued as the man left the train at Little Sutton station.
“No-one should have to suffer abuse or derogatory remarks about their beliefs or faith, particularly when they are just doing their job.”
After reviewing CCTV, officers have issued an image of a man they want to speak to about the incident.
“The man in the images is someone who I believe has information about this incident,” added PC Brooks.
Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference 370 13/07/2016. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.