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Hate crime investigation in Longridge after car sprayed with racist graffiti

Posted on - 19th November, 2020 - 7:35pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Longridge, Preston News, Ribble Valley News
Police are keen to speak to the man in the image
Police are keen to speak to the man in the image

Officers have released an image of a man they want to speak to in connection with a religiously or racially motivated hate crime in Longridge.

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Some time overnight between November 8 and November 9, a vehicle parked in a car park in Whittingham Road was sprayed with offensive material.

Officers have already carried out a number of enquiries and are now keen to speak to the man in the image.

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Sgt Stuart Banks, of the Ribble Valley Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “I would like to make it clear that Lancashire Constabulary does not tolerate hate of any form and we are taking this matter extremely seriously.

“We have already made a number of enquiries as part of this investigation but we now need to speak to the man in the image who we believe can assist us. I would ask anybody who recognises him to contact police. I would also appeal directly to the man in the image, if he sees this appeal, to make contact with us.”

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Any information can be emailed to RibbleValley.NPT@lancashire.police.uk or call 101, quoting log 0701 of November 7, 2020

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