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Two women attacked and racially abused near Brockholes Nature Reserve

Posted on - 15th June, 2020 - 2:02pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Fishwick, Preston News, Ribbleton
The attack took place near Brockholes Nature Reserve
Pic: Stephen Melling

A gang of youths is being hunted by police following an attack on a pair of women and racial slurs being thrown at a nature reserve in Preston.

The victims, aged 53 and 18 from Blackburn, were out for a walk at Brockholes Nature Reserve.

The two women were appropached around 6.50pm on Friday 29 May.

Preston Police say the pair were approached by a group of between 20-25 youths.

A woman, described as ‘white and fat’, who was wearing a white vest punched and pulled the hair of the 18-year-old.

A second woman, who was white, dressed all in black and with false nails, also said to have attacked the women.

The victims say they were racially abused during the incident.

They managed to escape the group and call police.

Read more: Osprey which was living at Brockholes has died

PC Emma Brookfield said: “This must have been an extremely distressing and intimidating ordeal for these two women and I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident or who saw this group in the area to get in touch.”

Police are investigating and are treating the incident as racially aggravated assault and racially aggravated public order.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 1336 of May 29th or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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