Hatfield racism police probe dropped

PUBLISHED: 09:38 31 May 2017 | UPDATED: 09:38 31 May 2017

Police have dropped their investigation.

Police have dropped their investigation.

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Police have dropped an investigation into alleged racial abuse in Hatfield after speaking to two people involved in an angry row earlier this month.

Police appealed for information about a confrontation between a white woman in her 50s walking two dogs and a younger man with a Middle Eastern appearance on Thursday, May 4.

Both people complained to police after a row in the underpass leading to Bullens Green Lane, and officers launched an investigation into alleged racial abuse.

But after speaking to the woman, investigating officers have decided no offence occurred.

The woman, who has spoken to the Welwyn Hatfield Times but does not want to be named, admits swearing at the man in a row after one of her dogs barked at him, but denies making racist remarks, an accusation that has upset her.

Hertfordshire Constabulary has confirmed it has informed her no further action will be taken.

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