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Preston Sikh temple appeals for witnesses after racial abuse incident

Posted on - 16th August, 2020 - 9:56am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston City Centre, Preston News
CCTV of male one walking on the pavement outside Guru Nanak Gurdwara
CCTV of male one walking on the pavement outside Guru Nanak Gurdwara

Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Bow Lane is appealing for witnesses after an alleged racial abuse incident on Friday (14 August).

CCTV from around 7.12pm shows two men walking towards the Gurdwara, before one of them urinates by a bin. When confronted by the Giani Ji (priest), the man is said to have responded with foul and racially abusive language.

A spokesperson for the Gurdwara near Preston city centre said: “We are asking the local community of Preston to help us name and shame the two males captured on CCTV.

“Both males are seen walking together towards the Gurdwara, male one in the dark top enters the car park and urinates by the bin. Male two in the blue top leans on the gate and is confronted by the priest.

CCTV of male two leaning on the gate by the Guru Nanak Gurdwara
CCTV of male two leaning on the gate by the Guru Nanak Gurdwara
CCTV of male one
Male one allegedly racially abused the Giani Ji

“The priest shouts at male one and he walks towards the the priest. This is were he uses racially abusive language and improper behaviour.

“As he walks off towards the Ringway, male two apologises to the priest for male one’s wrongdoing.

“We also notice that a member of public approaches male two while the incident took place, so it is crucial that they contact us.”




Anybody with information is asked to get in touch with the police on 101, quoting LC-20200815-0616.

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