Passengers handed 'fat-shaming' cards on London tube

Updated: Dec 02, 2015, 09:56 IST | Agencies |

British police have launched an investigation into the distribution of abusive cards on the London Underground by a group calling itself Overweight Haters Ltd

London: British police have launched an investigation into the distribution of abusive cards on the London Underground by a group calling itself Overweight Haters Ltd. A number of people have reported seeing passengers being handed the so-called fat cards.

hateful noteThe 'hateful' note: British Transport Police used Twitter to say that it was "aware of the leaflets being distributed". Pic/Twitter

A Twitter user posted a picture of one of the cards, which she said she had been given on the tube, describing it as "hateful and cowardly".

British Transport Police (BTP) used Twitter to say that it was "aware of the leaflets being distributed" and urge anyone who had been handed one to contact them.

Transport for London, which runs the Tube network in the British capital, said that it was urging people who witnessed the cards being handed out to contact station staff or police.

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