Police have released an image of a man they would like to speak to after a hate crime incident on a train in Lancashire.

British Transport Police said it received reports from a woman of a man using anti-Semitic language while on the phone on the train.

The incident occurred at around 11.30am on Tuesday, December 19, on a rail service between Chorley and Preston.

A woman boarded at Chorley and sat down in front of two men, and aroudn five minutes later the woman said she heard the man speaking on the phone and using hate speech aimed at Jewish people.

BTP said when the man noticed the woman looking at him, he put his phone away before then making threats towards her, using anti-Semitic language and other foul language.

When the train stopped at Preston the woman got off the carriage, as did the two men.

Detectives at British Transport Police now want to speak to the man pictured, who they believe may have information which could assist the investigation.

Anyone who recognises the man, or has information which could assist in the investigation, is asked to contact British Transport Police by texting 61016 or calling 0800 405040, quoting crime reference number 2300151092.

Alternatively, people can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.