CCTV plea for help over ‘race abuse’ in street
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