Four Stevenage men arrested after racist attack

FOUR fishermen have been arrested on suspicion of throwing a man into a lake after he defended his wife from a racist attack. Police believe a group of men from Stevenage, fishing at Stanborough Lakes with two Staffordshire Bull Terriers, where involved i

FOUR fishermen have been arrested on suspicion of throwing a man into a lake after he defended his wife from a racist attack.

Police believe a group of men from Stevenage, fishing at Stanborough Lakes with two Staffordshire Bull Terriers, where involved in a verbal altercation in which a 38-year-old woman of Indian origin was abused.

The row is thought to have escalated, resulting in the Welwyn Garden City woman's companion, a 48-year-old white man also from WGC, being thrown into the lake.

He was able to pull himself out of the water, and sustained a graze to his arm. His female companion escaped unharmed.


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The incident happened between 7.10pm and 7.30pm on Saturday, May 23.

Four men from Stevenage have been arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm and bailed.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact investigating officer PC Lee Stuart on 0845 33 00 222 quoting crime reference number B1/09/1840 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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