CCTV plea for help over ‘race abuse’ in street

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A SOUTH­PORT shop owner and his wife were “up­set” af­ter be­ing racially abused in an un­pro­voked at­tack.

The in­ci­dent took place out­side their clothes shop in London Street, South­port town cen­tre, on April 19, at around 10.30pm.

It was re­ported that the man and woman suf­fered ver­bal abuse by an­other man as he walked past the store.

Although the victims were not phys­i­cally in­jured dur­ing the un­pro­voked at­tack, they have been left “very up­set” by the com­ments made.

Mersey­side police have is­sued a CCTV im­age of a man they be­lieve may be able to help them with their in­quiries.

Insp Su­san Stri­b­ling said: “This was a com­pletely un­pro­voked ver­bal at­tack on a man and woman, who were sim­ply go­ing about their daily busi­ness.

“I’m sure the pub­lic would agree that this type of be­hav­iour is clearly un­ac­cept­able and I would ap­peal to any­one who has any in­for­ma­tion about this in­ci­dent to get in touch.

“Racism and any other type of hate crime will not be tol­er­ated in Mersey­side and we will do every­thing we can to bring the of­fender to jus­tice.”

Any­one who recog­nises this man, or has any in­for­ma­tion about this in­ci­dent, is asked to con­tact police on 101.

Al­ter­na­tively, the in­de­pen­dent char­ity, Crimestop­pers UK, can be con­tacted anony­mously on 0800 555 111.

Mersey­side police be­lieve this man may be able to help them with their in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the in­ci­dent

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