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Hate incident, Newton Abbot

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Police appeal after racist tirade on shop attendant

Police are appealing for witnesses after a shop attendant was threatened and subjected to racist abuse at a service station in Newton Abbot.

Between the hours of 8pm and 9pm on Saturday 19 September, a man banged on the night time counter window of the Esso garage on East Street before entering the store and verbally abusing the staff member using racist language.

A 32-year-old man from Newton Abbot has been arrested on suspicion of intimidation and released on police bail pending further enquiries until Monday 19 October.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or was in the area around the time of the incident and has any information which could assist police enquiries, is asked to contact police on 101 or via email at 101@dc.media.uk quoting crime reference CR/080078/20.


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