POLICE are appealing for witnesses to an alleged hate crime that occurred on a bus on its way between Cross Hills and Cowling.

The incident happened on the M4 Burnley/Colne/Nelson bus on Tuesday, November 19 between 4.50pm and 5.10pm, when police say a man verbally abused another passenger.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: "We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option two, and ask for PC Andy Bell or email Andy.Bell180@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk; or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Quote reference number 12190216273.