POLICE are trying to identify the man in this picture following an incident where a Metro staff member was verbally abused with racist slurs.

The incident occurred at South Shields Metro Interchange on Wednesday, March 10 at 3pm.

The Metro employee refused travel to the passenger after they failed to show a ticket and was then verbally abused with offensive racist slurs.

Police want to speak to this man who could assist with their investigation as he was in the area at the time. 

You can pass information to police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of our website.

Alternatively you can call 101 quoting log 603 10/03/21. You can also contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.