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Police investigate racist hate crime directed at residents in Scarborough

Police investigate racist hate crime directed at residents in Scarborough

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Thursday April 27 2017

Yorkshire Coast Radio reports on an ongoing police investigation into a suspected race hate incident in Scarborough. 

A man allegedly approached a house in the Queen’s Terrace area of the town at around 7pm on Sunday 23 April before shouting racist abuse at the residents. The man is also alleged to have tried to hit one of the residents. 

Police attended the scene and arrested a 53-year-old man on suspicion of racially aggravated common assault. The man was released from custody following questioning while police continue their investigation.

Scarborough Police’s Inspector Graeme Kynman said, “This is clearly a very disturbing incident and we are doing everything we can to support the victims while the investigation continues.

“Hate crime is deplorable and will not be tolerated by North Yorkshire Police and our community partners.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for the Scarborough Investigation Hub. The reference number to quote for this incident is 12170069417. Members of the public can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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