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Police identify suspect after alleged anti-Semitic assault in St Albans 

 Published on: 7th August 2019   |   By: Charlie Reynolds   |   Category: Uncategorized

Police have identified a suspect in connection to a racially aggravated incident which happened in St Albans last week.

Officers investigating an incident in St Peters Street on Sunday, August 4, have thanked people for coming forward with information following appeals.

A 30-year-old man was sat outside a coffee shop with family on Sunday afternoon and was racially abused after challenging a male who had shoved his nephew’s pram, while the child was in it. 

The suspect then kicked an advertising board at the victim before walking away, and allegedly hurled anti-Semitic abusive language to them.

PC Dawn Rust, from St Albans Safer Neighbourhood Team, who is investigating, thanked people who had already contacted police with information.

She said: “We are still keen to speak to witnesses who may have seen what happened. We take hate crime very seriously and will always investigate reports.

“We know hate crime has a huge impact on victims and the community and I’d urge victims to report it to police so we can take appropriate action.”

Any witnesses, or anyone with information, is asked to email PC Dawn Rust on dawn.rust@herts.pnn.police.uk or contact Hertfordshire Constabulary on the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/70651/19.

You can make reports to the police via the non-emergency number 101.

You can also report information online at herts.police.uk/Report  

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

For more than 30 years Crimestoppers has always kept its promise of anonymity to everyone who contacts them. 

For more information about hate crime, including how to report it and where to get support go to hertfordshire.gov.uk/hertsagainsthate 

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