The British Transport Police (BTP) launched a CCTV appeal to help an ongoing hate crime investigation after a man and woman faced abuse in Leeds station for carrying a Palestinian flag and placards.

During the afternoon of December 23, at around 4:40 pm, five men approached them and abused them.

Anyone with information can contact the BTP by texting quoting reference number 478 of 23/12/23 to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40.

Tell MAMA can pass any information forward on your behalf or anonymously.

On December 12, we reported on the targeting of a Muslim teacher in front of her students on the London Underground.

More broadly, we recorded a seven-fold rise in anti-Muslim cases between October 7 and December 13 2023. Of the 1,432* cases following the deadly Hamas terror attacks on October 7, up from the 2022 figure of 195 cases (153 offline, 42 online), and represented the largest rise in reports to our service across 68 days.

To help keep safe on the rail networks, Tell MAMA in partnership with the BTP, created tailored safety tips for the rail networks.