Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Police appeal after man abused and assaulted

CCTV of a man and a woman police want to speak with in connection with an incident in which a man was racially abused and assaulted outside McDonalds, Lancaster, last month.
Police are appealing for information after a man was racially abused and assaulted outside McDonalds in Penny Street, Lancaster on Saturday 19th November 2011.

The 29 year old victim, who is Indian, was alone when he was approached by a man around 4.30am on Cheapside who shouted racist comments at him. When he  challenged the man he was punched to the chest and neck.

The offender has then made off towards Skerton where he has continued to shout abuse at the victim.

Police have released a CCTV of a man and a woman they want to speak with in connection with the incident.

"This is a completely unprovoked attack which has left the victim very frightened and upset," says PC Phil Ladlow. “I would urge people to take a close look at the CCTV image and if they recognise either the man or woman I would ask them to call police on 08451 25 35 45.”

The man is described as white, medium build, with short dark hair and wearing a black jumper.

• People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

How do you make off towards Skerton from McDonalds? He could've been going anywhere.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps they've tracked him on other CCTV?