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Police investigation after girl, 12, racially abused in a Preston street

Posted on - 26th June, 2020 - 2:56pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Uncategorized, University
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A 12-year-old girl was racially abused as she walked in a street in Preston.

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At around 6.15pm on Saturday June 20, the girl was in Fyle Road, close to the junction of Kirkham Street, when a man allegedly shouted racist abuse at her from a passing car.

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Police are now investigating the incident. A spokesperson said: “Hate crimes are taken very seriously, and we are appealing to anyone who may have been in the area at the time, particularly if you might have any dashcam footage, to come forward and assist with our enquiries.

“We are eager to trace the driver of a small black hatchback which we have on CCTV in the area at the time. Our CCTV enquiries are ongoing.”

If you have any information which you think might be helpful, please email 7886@lancashire.pnn.police.uk quoting log number 264 of June 20th. Alternatively, you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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