Woman racially abused

PUBLISHED: 10:40 12 January 2006 | UPDATED: 09:27 06 May 2010

A WOMAN was racially abused in Hitchin town centre on Tuesday. The victim, a 22-year-old from the town, was walking in High Street just before 3pm when she stumbled and fell against the offender who gave her a verbal lashing before walking away. He was wh

A WOMAN was racially abused in Hitchin town centre on Tuesday.

The victim, a 22-year-old from the town, was walking in High Street just before 3pm when she stumbled and fell against the offender who gave her a verbal lashing before walking away.

He was white, around 5ft 10in tall, slim build, about 35 years old with long hair past his shoulders. He wore a long cream raincoat style jacket.

Witnesses are being urged to ring hate crimes officer PC Ade Osoba on 01462 425070.

He said: "Any form of abuse racial or otherwise is distressing for the victim and is a criminal offence.

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