Police launch hate crime investigation after man shouted racist abuse at people near York Minster

Minster Yard, York. Photograph © Google Street View
4 Sep 2020 @ 2.03 pm
| Crime

Police have launched an investigation after a suspected hate crime which happened next to York Minster.

People were verbally abused at Minster Yard on Tuesday (1 September) at around 5pm.

The incident saw a man shouting of racially-motivated abuse at people who were in this area at the time.

The man was in his 50s, officers said.

Police are now appealing for witnesses and victims to come forward.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “We are asking anyone who may have witnessed or been subjected to this abuse, to come forward and contact police without delay.”

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should call North Yorkshire Police.

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Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and ask for the Force Control Room
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
Quote reference number 12200153069