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Luton racial assault appeal

Alert message sent 20/09/2017 14:11:00

Information sent on behalf of Bedfordshire Police

A teenage boy was assaulted and racially abused while walking home on Monday (18 September).

The incident took place on New Bedford Road, in Luton, near the junction of Austin Road, at 4.30pm. Two men got out of a taxi, assaulted the victim and threatened him and his friends with a knife while racially abusing him.

One of the offenders was described as white, around 25 to 35-years-old, medium build, with ginger hair, facial hair and was wearing a black sports top with a white stripe down the sleeves. The second offender is described as white, 25 to 30-years-old, a red beard which was short on the sides and long at his chin. He was wearing a black cap, black jacket and black bottoms.

Hate Crime Sergeant James Hart said: “This was an unprovoked attack, the boy and his friends were going about their business when they were attacked by the offenders, who also made racist comments. It is being treated as a hate crime, which we take very seriously. Hate crimes are based on ignorance, prejudice, discrimination and have no place in our society. The victim suffered bruising and was very shaken by the incident.

“It was a busy road and we are appealing for anyone who may have seen or heard anything to come forward.”

Anyone with information should contact 101 quoting reference C/40138/2017, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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Gosia Grabczak (Beds Police, Administrator, Bedfordshire)

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