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CCTV Released After Racial Assault In Basildon
Detectives investigating an incident in Basildon where three men were subjected to racial abuse and assaulted would like to identify the people in this CCTV image.
The victims were walking past a parade of shops in Whitmore Way, on their way back to a Christian assembly event at a local church, at about 12.05am on Saturday, September 27, when a man started shouting abuse at them.
All three victims, who live locally and are aged between 34 and 54, were then punched by the man. Two later required treatment at Basildon Hospital.
Anyone who can identify the people in the image is asked to contact Dc Alex King at Basildon CID on 101. They can also contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.
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