Staff subjected to racial abuse in Weymouth

Dorset Police

Police are investigating a racially aggravated public order incident which happened in a shop in Weymouth.

 

At around 8.25 pm on Tuesday 23 June 2020 a male approached the till in the Spar on St Edmund Street and attempted to buy alcohol and tobacco. The offender pretended to have a bank card and touched the payment machine while covering his actions with his other hand.

 

The staff member explained to the man that no payment had been made before the offender started shouting racially aggravated abuse at him.

 

Dorset Police have released a description of the male. The offender is described as white, aged between 25 and 28 years old with ginger hair and beard. He was wearing shorts and did not have a top on.

 

Police Constable Andrea Watson, of Dorset Police, said:

 

“While I appreciate the incident took place a while ago, I understand there were taxi drivers waiting outside the shop who may have witnessed the incident and I would urge them to please get in touch.

 

“I am also appealing to any motorists who may have been travelling in the area and noticed the man leaving the shop to check their dashcam for any relevant footage.”

 

“If you have any information to assist my investigation, please get in touch.”

 

If you have any information relating to this incident please contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200090299.

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