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Fishwick shopkeeper racially abused before car is vandalised

Posted on - 31st May, 2016 - 4:30pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Fishwick, News
Police would like to speak to this man following the incident in Waldon Street

Police would like to speak to this man following the incident in Waldon Street

Police have released an image of a man after a shopkeeper was racially abused and his car vandalised in Fishwick.

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The 37-year-old shopkeeper in Waldon Street said a man entered his store and racially abused him.

A short time later the shop owner found two tyres on his car, a silver Toyota Corolla, had been damaged.

The incident took place around 6.30pm on Thursday 21 April.

The offender is described as white, of heavy build, with short dark brown hair.

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PC Emma Devereux, of Preston Police said: “This was a particularly shocking incident and we are keen to find the person responsible.

“We believe the same offender entered the shop and racially abused the shopkeeper before leaving the store and damaging the Toyota.

“We have released an image of the man we would like to speak to in connection with the offence and are appealing for anyone with information to contact us.”

Fishwick councillor Martyn Rawlinson said: “There is never an excuse for racism, no one deserves it and no one should have to endure it. The criminal damage is equally needless.

“The CCTV image is quite clear, someone will be able to identify this person, let’s hope they make sure that the police are informed so that they can complete their investigations.”

If you can help police, contact us on 101 quoting crime reference SA1605254.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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