Welwyn Garden City racial abuse incident sparks police appeal

PUBLISHED: 10:48 23 May 2017

Police would like to speak to the man pictured in connection with their investigations.

Police would like to speak to the man pictured in connection with their investigations.

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Police have today released a photo of a man they would like to speak to following a racial abuse incident in Welwyn Garden City.

The victim, a man in his 40s, was walking past the bike racks in Hydeway leading to the railway bridge, when a man rode past on a bicycle and shouted abuse at him.

Officers investigating the incident, which was at around 7am on Thursday, May 11, are keen to speak to the man pictured as he may have information that could assist the investigation.

PC Ross Freeman, from the Welwyn Hatfield Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “We take all reports of racial abuse seriously.

“This incident left the victim feeling understandably distressed and intimidated.

“As well as the man pictured, we are also interested in speaking to a member of the public who had a conversation with the victim directly after the incident, as he may have information that could help us.

“He is described as a tall man with dark clothing.”

PC Freeman asked anyone with information to call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference number B1/17/1981.

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