CCTV appeal following race hate incident in Weymouth

Officers investigating a race hate incident in Weymouth are issuing a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to.

At 5.08pm on Thursday 16 August 2018 a man reportedly entered McColl’s on East Street in Chickerell and used abusive and offensive language, which made a member of staff feel the need to leave.

Enquiries have been carried out in a bid to identify the man involved but these have not been successful.

Police Sergeant Richard Barnett, of Weymouth police, said: “As part of my investigation I am now in a position to issue a CCTV image of a man I would like to speak to and I would urge this man or anyone who recognises him to please contact me.

“Dorset Police is committed to tackling all forms of hate crime and is keen to encourage people to report it. It is a priority for us to ensure that victims of hate crimes or hate incidents are supported and appropriate actions are taken.”

If you are a victim or witness of a hate crime or incident please report it to Dorset Police online at dorset.police.uk/do-it-online and click on the ‘Report a hate crime’ button. Alternatively if you wish to speak to someone call 101. In an emergency always dial 999.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55180132321. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.