Woman racially abused in Scarborough as police appeal for witnesses

A woman has been racially abused whilst out walking in Scarborough.

Monday, 10th May 2021, 3:30 pm
Updated Monday, 10th May 2021, 3:32 pm

The woman, who was walking through the park area of Esplanade Gardens in Scarborough, was subjected to racist abuse by a group of five men on Friday afternoon.

The men are described as white and were listening to music and drinking alcohol at 4pm on Friday, May 7.

North Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses, CCTV images or information about the incident.

Did you witness the incident? Police would like to hear from you.

In particular, officers would like to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time who witnessed the abuse or overheard the comments made by the men.

Anyone with information which would help to identify the men, or CCTV images or mobile phone footage of the incident, should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask to speak to PC Jacob Rushworth. You can also email [email protected]

Information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number: 12210113305.

Esplanade Gardens' park area where the incident took place. (Photo: Google)