Essex police seek witnesses after Muslim schoolgirl “driven off road” on way home from school
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Monday August 01 2016
ITV News reports on a police appeal in connection with an incident in which a Muslim schoolgirl was racially abused and a car “driven at her” as she crossed the road on her walk home from school on 20 July.
The victim, a schoolgirl aged 14, was crossing the road along Eastmayne, from Carylands into the Felmores area in Essex at around 4.15pm when the incident happened.
A man in a “large silver vehicle” drove at the girl as she tried to cross the road causing her to run across to escape his advance and injure her wrist on railings on the other side of the crossing.
A woman who was also crossing at the time stopped to help the schoolgirl.
The school pupil was wearing a “black school blazer, black trousers, a white top and a black headscarf.”
Essex police are seeking to trace two men who were stood waiting at a bus stop nearby and other drivers who stopped at the crossing.
DC Emma Henderson of Basildon police station said the witnesses “may have vital information that could help us find the driver of the large silver vehicle.”
Anyone with information can contact Basildon or Essex police by calling 101. Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.