Police seek man after racist incident on Shoreham-bound bus

PICTURE: Police seeking this man after racist incident on Shoreham-bound bus

PICTURE: Police seeking this man after racist incident on Shoreham-bound bus

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Police are seeking this person after a Latino man was racially abused on a bus.

The incident, which took place on the number 700 bus on December 12, saw the man racially abused and threatened with assault.

The 40-year-old victim, from Shoreham, got on the service at around 11pm.

The suspect got on shortly after with two women at Churchill Square shopping centre stop in Brighton.

He racially abused the man before he got off at Shoreham footbridge.

The suspect continued on the bus before getting off at the High Street in Shoreham.

He is described as in his early 30s, 5' 8" or 5' 9" and slim with short mousey brown hair.

He was wearing a brown suit jacket and a round necked brown sweater showing a white t-shirt underneath.

PC Karen Goshawk said: "This was a particularly nasty incident in which this passenger abused several people before turning his attention to the victim.

"Many of the people who were on the bus will have seen the incident taking place and I am keen to speak to them about what they saw and heard.

"Please contact us with any information you might have. No matter how insignificant you might think it is, it could be important to the investigation."

She added: "Racist incidents of any size or nature will not be tolerated in Sussex and we will investigate each and every one fully."

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 453 of 13/12 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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2:34pm Mon 20 Jan 14

JerryOnly says...

At 5'8" and slim you think he'd keep himself behaved!

Anyway, someone please shop the little sh1t.
At 5'8" and slim you think he'd keep himself behaved! Anyway, someone please shop the little sh1t. JerryOnly
  • Score: 22

3:19pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Brighton1000 says...

I have seen this guy in Shoreham a lot, I wish I knew more details on him!
I have seen this guy in Shoreham a lot, I wish I knew more details on him! Brighton1000
  • Score: 12

3:45pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Man of steel says...

So he abused sevseral people on the bus, but he is only wanted because a latino man was amongst them?
So he abused sevseral people on the bus, but he is only wanted because a latino man was amongst them? Man of steel
  • Score: 39

3:49pm Mon 20 Jan 14

JerryOnly says...

Man of steel wrote:
So he abused sevseral people on the bus, but he is only wanted because a latino man was amongst them?
Well it appears that he abused a few passengers, racially abused a latino man and threatened at least him with assault. It's not really that single point, more a little buffet of antisocial garbage from a loser who could do with a slap on the wrist.
[quote][p][bold]Man of steel[/bold] wrote: So he abused sevseral people on the bus, but he is only wanted because a latino man was amongst them?[/p][/quote]Well it appears that he abused a few passengers, racially abused a latino man and threatened at least him with assault. It's not really that single point, more a little buffet of antisocial garbage from a loser who could do with a slap on the wrist. JerryOnly
  • Score: 19

4:00pm Mon 20 Jan 14

All 9 of me says...

JerryOnly wrote:
Man of steel wrote:
So he abused sevseral people on the bus, but he is only wanted because a latino man was amongst them?
Well it appears that he abused a few passengers, racially abused a latino man and threatened at least him with assault. It's not really that single point, more a little buffet of antisocial garbage from a loser who could do with a slap on the wrist.
And that's probably all he will get, in this instance a punch in the face is a minimum requirement. This bloke is, to use cockney rhyming slang, a 'Douglas Hurd'.
[quote][p][bold]JerryOnly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Man of steel[/bold] wrote: So he abused sevseral people on the bus, but he is only wanted because a latino man was amongst them?[/p][/quote]Well it appears that he abused a few passengers, racially abused a latino man and threatened at least him with assault. It's not really that single point, more a little buffet of antisocial garbage from a loser who could do with a slap on the wrist.[/p][/quote]And that's probably all he will get, in this instance a punch in the face is a minimum requirement. This bloke is, to use cockney rhyming slang, a 'Douglas Hurd'. All 9 of me
  • Score: 14

4:04pm Mon 20 Jan 14

The Prophet of Doom says...

This little toad seems to be an obnoxious shitehawk.

Someone should shop him before a person is physically injured by the dillweed.
This little toad seems to be an obnoxious shitehawk. Someone should shop him before a person is physically injured by the dillweed. The Prophet of Doom
  • Score: 14

4:13pm Mon 20 Jan 14

tykemison says...

Steady on! Innocent until proven guilty, we only have one side of the story, maybe he was standing up (highly likely on our buses:-)) for his two female companions and spoke out of turn, only saying.
Steady on! Innocent until proven guilty, we only have one side of the story, maybe he was standing up (highly likely on our buses:-)) for his two female companions and spoke out of turn, only saying. tykemison
  • Score: -5

6:37pm Mon 20 Jan 14

melee says...

"This was a particularly nasty incident in which this passenger abused several people before turning his attention to the victim."

So are the other people who were abused not victims as well then? Or is racism the only crime deemed important enough for the police to be searching for this man? I'm not condoning racial abuse at all, but I don't see why other people should put up with abuse on the bus either.
"This was a particularly nasty incident in which this passenger abused several people before turning his attention to the victim." So are the other people who were abused not victims as well then? Or is racism the only crime deemed important enough for the police to be searching for this man? I'm not condoning racial abuse at all, but I don't see why other people should put up with abuse on the bus either. melee
  • Score: 30

7:06pm Mon 20 Jan 14

jimpy762 says...

I doubt they'd even be bothering if they didn't happen to have a convenient photo of him. They can solve this mystery without too much brainpower. Perfect.
I doubt they'd even be bothering if they didn't happen to have a convenient photo of him. They can solve this mystery without too much brainpower. Perfect. jimpy762
  • Score: 4

7:45pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Seventh Circle says...

Ringer for this person here:
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Ringer for this person here: http://www.hdwpapers .com/liam_mcintyre_s partacus_wallpaper_2 -wallpapers.html Seventh Circle
  • Score: 1

9:25pm Mon 20 Jan 14

tykemison says...

My reasonable comment has been slaughtered, God help it's your child, lynch mob ahoy, disgrace.
My reasonable comment has been slaughtered, God help it's your child, lynch mob ahoy, disgrace. tykemison
  • Score: 3

1:55pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Ricayboy says...

I didn't know that 'Latino' was a race.
I didn't know that 'Latino' was a race. Ricayboy
  • Score: 1

7:59pm Tue 21 Jan 14

sugar man says...

Man of steel wrote:
So he abused sevseral people on the bus, but he is only wanted because a latino man was amongst them?
he is wanted because the latino man reported the crime, not because the other people are insignificant. it's quite simple. i hope he gets arrested soon.
[quote][p][bold]Man of steel[/bold] wrote: So he abused sevseral people on the bus, but he is only wanted because a latino man was amongst them?[/p][/quote]he is wanted because the latino man reported the crime, not because the other people are insignificant. it's quite simple. i hope he gets arrested soon. sugar man
  • Score: 0

8:25am Wed 22 Jan 14

wickedwhispers says...

tykemison wrote:
Steady on! Innocent until proven guilty, we only have one side of the story, maybe he was standing up (highly likely on our buses:-)) for his two female companions and spoke out of turn, only saying.
exactly! ridiculous that all these idiots are being all self righteous without any knowledge of what happened, sensationalism at its best.....
[quote][p][bold]tykemison[/bold] wrote: Steady on! Innocent until proven guilty, we only have one side of the story, maybe he was standing up (highly likely on our buses:-)) for his two female companions and spoke out of turn, only saying.[/p][/quote]exactly! ridiculous that all these idiots are being all self righteous without any knowledge of what happened, sensationalism at its best..... wickedwhispers
  • Score: 5

1:13pm Wed 22 Jan 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

wickedwhispers wrote:
The Hobo wrote:
That man is Rich Whelan. Shameful.
no pride in being a grass, especially under an alias....
We need a few more people who are honest and name and shame people who have been reported for crimes.

Don't count yourself in that league I suspect?
[quote][p][bold]wickedwhispers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Hobo[/bold] wrote: That man is Rich Whelan. Shameful.[/p][/quote]no pride in being a grass, especially under an alias....[/p][/quote]We need a few more people who are honest and name and shame people who have been reported for crimes. Don't count yourself in that league I suspect? getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: 3

6:08pm Wed 22 Jan 14

sugar man says...

wickedwhispers wrote:
The Hobo wrote:
That man is Rich Whelan. Shameful.
no pride in being a grass, especially under an alias....
give it a rest. the man is suspected of racial abuse. personally i'd be very proud if i helped him get arrested. racism is disgusting, and if he is guilty, i want to see him charged. if he's not guilty, he'll get his say in a fair trial, then fair enough.
people get suspected of crimes all the time, he's not being unfairly treated by being featured in this article. police want to find him, and talk to him. that's it.
[quote][p][bold]wickedwhispers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Hobo[/bold] wrote: That man is Rich Whelan. Shameful.[/p][/quote]no pride in being a grass, especially under an alias....[/p][/quote]give it a rest. the man is suspected of racial abuse. personally i'd be very proud if i helped him get arrested. racism is disgusting, and if he is guilty, i want to see him charged. if he's not guilty, he'll get his say in a fair trial, then fair enough. people get suspected of crimes all the time, he's not being unfairly treated by being featured in this article. police want to find him, and talk to him. that's it. sugar man
  • Score: 2

6:19pm Wed 22 Jan 14

TommoBeeus says...

Man of steel wrote:
So he abused sevseral people on the bus, but he is only wanted because a latino man was amongst them?
don't be thick
[quote][p][bold]Man of steel[/bold] wrote: So he abused sevseral people on the bus, but he is only wanted because a latino man was amongst them?[/p][/quote]don't be thick TommoBeeus
  • Score: -3

6:20pm Wed 22 Jan 14

TommoBeeus says...

Brighton1000 wrote:
I have seen this guy in Shoreham a lot, I wish I knew more details on him!
tell the police that, they will want to know that he is a shoreham resident, what you like?
[quote][p][bold]Brighton1000[/bold] wrote: I have seen this guy in Shoreham a lot, I wish I knew more details on him![/p][/quote]tell the police that, they will want to know that he is a shoreham resident, what you like? TommoBeeus
  • Score: 0

6:23pm Wed 22 Jan 14

TommoBeeus says...

jimpy762 wrote:
I doubt they'd even be bothering if they didn't happen to have a convenient photo of him. They can solve this mystery without too much brainpower. Perfect.
that's bullsh*t, why be so negative to the police? Are you one of these right on Brighton trustafarian, 'live in a bubble' types, or are you saying really that this sort of thing matters not a jot, which is what it sounds like to me, t*t
[quote][p][bold]jimpy762[/bold] wrote: I doubt they'd even be bothering if they didn't happen to have a convenient photo of him. They can solve this mystery without too much brainpower. Perfect.[/p][/quote]that's bullsh*t, why be so negative to the police? Are you one of these right on Brighton trustafarian, 'live in a bubble' types, or are you saying really that this sort of thing matters not a jot, which is what it sounds like to me, t*t TommoBeeus
  • Score: -2

6:24pm Wed 22 Jan 14

TommoBeeus says...

tykemison wrote:
My reasonable comment has been slaughtered, God help it's your child, lynch mob ahoy, disgrace.
shutup you self centred t*t
[quote][p][bold]tykemison[/bold] wrote: My reasonable comment has been slaughtered, God help it's your child, lynch mob ahoy, disgrace.[/p][/quote]shutup you self centred t*t TommoBeeus
  • Score: -4

6:27pm Wed 22 Jan 14

TommoBeeus says...

wickedwhispers wrote:
lets all jump on the race card bandwagon and accept the non white guy's version of the events and media spin why dont we....
shutup you t*t you are just being inflamatory.. you are forgetting one minor detail,, this wonderful modern invention called ''CCTV'' this is a new fangled invention (google it) whereby the cops can see somebody behaving like an absolute C*NT, and thus put out an appeal to find them. My advice to you is to grow up, and fast
[quote][p][bold]wickedwhispers[/bold] wrote: lets all jump on the race card bandwagon and accept the non white guy's version of the events and media spin why dont we....[/p][/quote]shutup you t*t you are just being inflamatory.. you are forgetting one minor detail,, this wonderful modern invention called ''CCTV'' this is a new fangled invention (google it) whereby the cops can see somebody behaving like an absolute C*NT, and thus put out an appeal to find them. My advice to you is to grow up, and fast TommoBeeus
  • Score: -1

9:25pm Thu 23 Jan 14

wickedwhispers says...

TommoBeeus wrote:
wickedwhispers wrote:
lets all jump on the race card bandwagon and accept the non white guy's version of the events and media spin why dont we....
shutup you t*t you are just being inflamatory.. you are forgetting one minor detail,, this wonderful modern invention called ''CCTV'' this is a new fangled invention (google it) whereby the cops can see somebody behaving like an absolute C*NT, and thus put out an appeal to find them. My advice to you is to grow up, and fast
funny how someone can accuse someone of being inflammatory (you spelt it wrong by the way) and then be inflammatory themself! Easy to insult someone from the safety of their keyboard isn't it? Perhaps if you are so tough maybe you would like to discuss this in person? I doubt it to be honest because you are a scared little moron. Good day
[quote][p][bold]TommoBeeus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wickedwhispers[/bold] wrote: lets all jump on the race card bandwagon and accept the non white guy's version of the events and media spin why dont we....[/p][/quote]shutup you t*t you are just being inflamatory.. you are forgetting one minor detail,, this wonderful modern invention called ''CCTV'' this is a new fangled invention (google it) whereby the cops can see somebody behaving like an absolute C*NT, and thus put out an appeal to find them. My advice to you is to grow up, and fast[/p][/quote]funny how someone can accuse someone of being inflammatory (you spelt it wrong by the way) and then be inflammatory themself! Easy to insult someone from the safety of their keyboard isn't it? Perhaps if you are so tough maybe you would like to discuss this in person? I doubt it to be honest because you are a scared little moron. Good day wickedwhispers
  • Score: 1

9:33pm Thu 23 Jan 14

wickedwhispers says...

TommoBeeus wrote:
tykemison wrote:
My reasonable comment has been slaughtered, God help it's your child, lynch mob ahoy, disgrace.
shutup you self centred t*t
Do you just trawl webpages being a self righteous c*nt because you have no friends and like to abuse total strangers that do not share your "opinions" and because if you spoke like this outside cyberspace you wpuld get your effing head kicked in? Just wondering....
[quote][p][bold]TommoBeeus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tykemison[/bold] wrote: My reasonable comment has been slaughtered, God help it's your child, lynch mob ahoy, disgrace.[/p][/quote]shutup you self centred t*t[/p][/quote]Do you just trawl webpages being a self righteous c*nt because you have no friends and like to abuse total strangers that do not share your "opinions" and because if you spoke like this outside cyberspace you wpuld get your effing head kicked in? Just wondering.... wickedwhispers
  • Score: 2

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