Racist abusers targeted Aberystwyth student on train

  • Published on 3rd June 2021 on BBC News
Student Ms Williams has lived in Aberystwyth, Wales for six years. Picture: BBC News.
  • A STUDENT had racist chanting and Nazi salutes directed at her whilst travelling on a train.
  • Rosie Williams said she felt “trapped” as she and others were subjected to a torrent of abuse by group on Sunday on an Aberystwyth-bound train at Borth, Ceredigion.
  • Williams, who studies microbiology, said the “heinous attack” came out of nowhere as she returned from Manchester after visiting friends for the weekend.
  • In a post widely shared on social media, Ms Williams shared video footage of a man pointing and laughing at her while shouting racist slurs in the carriage.
  • She said the abuse was continuous and lasted for about 20 minutes, adding she managed to film them before the train pulled into the station at Aberystwyth.
  • A spokesperson for Transport for Wales, who run the service, said it was working closely with police with their investigations and urged anyone on the train to contact officers.


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