Police investigate racism allegation


IMAGES of a woman suspected of racism have been released by Scarborough police in a bid to track down the female.

The force issued the image following an incident of suspected racist abuse in which the woman is alleged to have made a racist comment.

The incident occurred at just after 11am on Monday, December 26 December at a newsagents on Victoria Road.

A woman who was walking past the shop shouted a racist comment and made an offensive gesture at the man in the shop.

The woman officers would like to speak with is described as white, aged about 20 and was wearing a black top and black trousers.

At the time of the incident she was walking with two other women walking towards Falsgrave Road.

PC Darrel Temple, of Scarborough Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “Racism is offensive by its very nature and not something we will tolerate.

“I would like to speak to anyone who either witnessed this incident or can help to identify the woman caught on CCTV and ask that they contact the police or Crimestoppers as soon as possible.”

Anyone who can help the police with their enquiries is urged to contact PC Darrel Temple at Scarborough Police Station on 101. Press option 2 and ask for Darrel Temple by name.

Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 12110216806.