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1 April 2015, 16:00
Thames Valley Police is releasing a CCTV image of two people that officers would like to speak to in connection with an incident of religiously aggravated assault in Milton Keynes, which was reported last week.
The victim, a woman in her twenties, was in the Midsummer Place shopping centre walking towards thecentre:mk at about 6pm on Wednesday (18/3).
When she reached the Gap store she was approached by a man and woman.
The man stood in front of the victim and then spat in her face.
The man then shouted at members of the public before the pair ran off in the direction of the Holiday Inn hotel.
Investigating officer, Sgt Burrey Muzuva said: “This assault is believed to be religiously motivated - the victim is of North African origin. To spit in someone’s face is both deliberate and disgusting.
“I would appeal to anyone who saw anything suspicious or recognises the people in the CCTV image to contact police immediately via 101.
“If you don't want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.”