Police are on the hunt for a man after train passengers were subject to vile racist and homophobic abuse in Bellingham.

Two men unleashed the tirade at unsuspecting passengers on June 21 at around 11.40am at Bellingham Station.

Footage shared with News Shopper shows the thugs shouting offensive terms like "monkey" and "f*****" at people on the platform.

Adam Pugh, 33, who witnessed the attack, told News Shopper he heard the men say “you rape women – after Brexit you can f*** off” to a black man as they waited for a train.

Mr Pugh, an anti-racism campaigner and former copper, told how he stood between the thugs and another passenger – who filmed the video - as they shouted “you p**f, you f*****, I’ll smash your face in.”

According to British Transport Police, the men also made "lewd sexual comments" towards a young girl.

Mr Pugh, who grew up in Deptford, said he was proud to come from such a multicultural borough.

“For them to be so open and so brazen and abuse anyone and everyone even the women in front of their children – it just feels like that kind of behaviour is normalised,” he said.

After witnessing the incident, Mr Pugh does not feel personally threatened by the thugs, but worries for his son.

A 39-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence and has been released under investigation.

News Shopper:

Have you seen this man?

Now police would like to speak to a man pictured in a black baseball cap in connection with the vile attack.

Anyone who recognises him can call BTP by texting 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 212 of 21/06/19.

Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.