Published on Sunday, June 19th, 2016 at 12:31 pm.

Man Racially Abused Woman wearing a Hijab in Portsmouth Shop

police appeal

Police would like to speak with a man in connection with a racially aggravated incident that ocurred in the Wilko store on Arundel Street in Portsmouth at around 11am on Thursday, June 2.

The man reportedly used abusive language towards at a 28-year-old woman wearing a hijab.

The man is described as:

Aged between late 30s to early 50s
5 feet 6 inches tall
Long blonde / brown / grey hair in a ponytail
Heavy build
Local accent

Do you recognise him?

Police Staff Investigator Olivia Freeman from the Eastern Investigations Team said: “This is a report of racially aggravated harassment aimed at a young woman. This was unprovoked and unacceptable. The incident occurred in a public place, in front of other customers visiting the store that day.

“Did you witness this incident? Do you recognise this man? Please call 101 in confidence and quote 44160205786.”
RMS Number: 44160205786

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