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Man jailed for racially abusing sisters

A man who racially abused three sisters on board a train to Redditch has been jailed for eight weeks.

21 year old Birmingham man Luke Nicholls also used his dog to torment the trio - telling them he'd get the animal to bite them.

Police have called his behaviour on board the train from Kings Norton in July 'outrageous'.

Investigating officer PC Piotr Gass from British Transport Police, said: “This was a terrifying ordeal for these three sisters. Nicholls was acting in an outrageous way, threatening to set his dog on them and being racially abusive. 

“I would like to thank the public for their help in identifying Nicholls and bringing him to justice. They played a vital role in putting him behind bars. Likewise, the sisters were incredibly brave in challenging his disgraceful actions and recording him on their smartphones. This meant we had vital evidence in prosecuting him.

“It is never OK to be targeted because of your ethnicity or religion. We will never tolerate it and we continue to urge victims and witnesses to report incidents on the railway to us. I hope this sentence sends a clear message that we will investigate crime and will always strive for the toughest of sentencings.”

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