Stevenage man arrested after alleged racially aggravated assault

Three teens were arrested after an incident in Hitchin which left a woman in her 70s with bruises.

Three teens were arrested after an incident in Hitchin which left a woman in her 70s with bruises. - Credit: Archant

A 61-year-old man from Stevenage has been arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated assault.

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following the alleged incident, which happened in The Quadrant on Friday, March 6.

It was reported that at around 10.20am, a 57-year-old man was behind NatWest when he was approached by a man who demanded money, and then racially abused him.

The suspect – who was accompanied by another man – is alleged to have then smashed a ceramic mug on the floor before continuing to be verbally abusive.

DC Richard Greasby, who is investigating, said: “This was understandably a distressing incident. There is no place for racism in Hertfordshire and we do all we can to tackle prejudice.


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“I am appealing for anyone who saw or heard the incident to get in touch. I would also like to hear from anyone who has information about the incident.

“If you can help, please get in touch by calling the non-emergency number 101 or email me at richard.greasby@herts.pnn.police.uk, quoting crime reference 41/20373/20.”

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The suspect has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

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