POLICE are appealing for witnesses after an alleged hate crime incident on a bus between Cross Hills and Cowling.

North Yorkshire Police are investigating after a man reportedly verbally abused another passenger on the M4 Burnley/Colne/Nelson bus on Tuesday, November 19, between 4.50pm and 5.10pm.

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

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, select option two, and ask for PC Andy Bell. Alternatively, e-mail Andy.Bell180@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quote reference number 12190216273.