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Man arrested following racist incident in Newbury

Police appealing for witnesses

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Man arrested following racist incident in Newbury

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a racially aggravated public order offence in Newbury.

At around 8.20pm on Tuesday (24/5) a man was outside of the Kennet Centre multi storey car park entrance, Bartholomew Street when he was approached by a man who racially abused him.

A passing man and woman intervened to help the victim and that man was then assaulted by the same offender.

The victim who was racially abused walked off in the opposite direction of town.

The offender is a white man, in his early twenties, around 5ft 5ins tall, of a slim build.

A man has since been arrested and bailed in connection with the incident. 

Investigating officer, PC Andy Murray of response team based at Newbury police station said: “This was a busy area with people passing by. I would like to appeal to anyone who witnessed these incidents to come forward.

“I would also like to appeal to the victim to contact police. If you have any information please contact me via Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

“If you don’t want to speak directly to police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.”

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  • LadyGG797

    29/05/2016 - 15:03

    sadly Newbury is so SOME are narrow minded and shallowness racist ..why is the need to feel threatened about different people ?? what did they EVER do to you ,.. remembered they are human being like you too,.. and each and everyone has only represent themselves STOP BUYING INTO THE DAILY MAIL AND THE SUN NEGATIVE NEWS ,.. they do NOT Represent anything but hate and misinformed about human being of all races ,.. get to know each people do not Assume you know who they are ,.. you never know you may end up falling in love or bestest friend you ever had ,..... peace out !!

    Reply

  • LadyGG797

    29/05/2016 - 15:03

    sadly Newbury is so SOME are narrow minded and shallowness racist ..why is the need to feel threatened about different people ?? what did they EVER do to you ,.. remembered they are human being like you too,.. and each and everyone has only represent themselves STOP BUYING INTO THE DAILY MAIL AND THE SUN NEGATIVE NEWS ,.. they do NOT Represent anything but hate and misinformed about human being of all races ,.. get to know each people do not Assume you know who they are ,.. you never know you may end up falling in love or bestest friend you ever had ,..... peace out !!

    Reply

  • LadyGG797

    29/05/2016 - 15:03

    sadly Newbury is so SOME are narrow minded and shallowness racist ..why is the need to feel threatened about different people ?? what did they EVER do to you ,.. remembered they are human being like you too,.. and each and everyone has only represent themselves STOP BUYING INTO THE DAILY MAIL AND THE SUN NEGATIVE NEWS ,.. they do NOT Represent anything but hate and misinformed about human being of all races ,.. get to know each people do not Assume you know who they are ,.. you never know you may end up falling in love or bestest friend you ever had ,..... peace out !!

    Reply

  • Louise

    Louise

    28/05/2016 - 16:04

    Alleged victim appears to have abandoned couple who came to his assistance :(.

    Reply

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