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POLICE APPEAL: Officers appeal for witnesses after bus driver racially abused at Garston Park Parade

 Published on: 6th December 2021   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information following a racially aggravated assault and attempted theft in Garston.

At 9pm on Monday, November 29, a bus driver was reportedly assaulted by a man who attempted to steal a pot of change and used racially offensive language on a bus stopped at Garston Park shopping parade. The incident took place on the bus and also on the street, but the victim did not sustain any injuries.

A 32-year-old man from Abbots Langley was arrested on suspicion of assault, theft and public order. He has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Detective Constable Adam Bates, who is investigating, said: “I’m looking to hear from anyone who has information about this incident to get in contact with me.

“I believe that members of the public assisted the victim and that the incident was witnessed by numerous others.

“If you were one of these people, and have not already spoken with us, I believe you could be able to assist in the investigation.

“If you are able to help I can be contacted directly via email at adam.bates@herts.police.uk

You can also report information online at herts.police.uk/report, speak to an operator in the Force Communications Room via the online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/93768/21.

Alternatively, you can stay 100% anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at crimestoppers-uk.org.

 

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