Friday, March 21, 2014

Probe after disembarking train passengers warned to be aware of pickpockets and Gypsies

A train company is investigating after passengers were told to "please be aware of pickpockets and Gypsies" when getting off a train at a station in Shropshire.

The announcement was made over the train's speaker system as the train prepared to stop at Telford Central station.

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The message was met with cheers from passengers on the train. London Midland said it had not received any official complaints about the incident, which happened on the Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury service on Saturday.

The company said it had started an internal investigation into the incident. It said it was "deeply sorry to anyone who was offended by the announcement".


WilliamRocket said...

If a pickpocket gets offended by being called a pickpocket, perhaps the pickpocket should stop being a pickpocket.

Anonymous said...

While certainly not every Gypsy is a pickpocket, they really didn't have to be repetitious.

Tapejara said...

I find this advice discriminatory. Why didn't they warn about the Blacks, Jews and Irish, too? There are selfish people in every population.
Let's have an Amnesty on racism: