Race Hate Crime Investigated In Hemel

Police are releasing CCTV images of a man they want to speak to in connection with a racially aggravated public order offence in Hemel Hempstead.

Detectives say the victim, a 44 year-old mum was with her two children as she browsing Primarks iThe Marlows.

The offender attempted to get past her buggy, with her children in it, before he moved it in a rough manner, nearly causing it to fall over while the child was still in it.

He then racially abused the woman who responded by going to find a security guard. The offender then racially abused her for a second time. The child in the buggy was unharmed.

Police Constable Johanna Miles, from Hemel Hempstead's Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: "This was a nasty incident which has understandably left the victim upset.

"I would like to speak to the man pictured in connection with the investigation and would ask anyone who can help identify him or anyone who has any information that could help the investigation to call the Hertfordshire Constabulary non-emergency number 101 quoting crime reference number D1/16/5803."

Alternatively, you can 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 never need to go to court.

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