Woman racially abused in York – police appeal for her to come forward

The incident was said to have happened near the woman's Fulford home
30 Jun 2016 @ 2.08 pm
| Crime
The incident was said to have happened near the woman's Fulford home
The incident was said to have happened near the woman’s Fulford home

Police in York are appealing for a woman who was racially abused to come forward.

The force is aware of reports from a third party about a racially aggravated verbal attack on the woman in York. The incident has not been reported to the police.

It is believed the woman is a young Swedish mother who was with her two young children when she was racially abused in the Fulford area on Saturday (June 25).

The Press reported how a friend of the woman, Craig Tevendale, was told by someone else that she had been told to “____ off back to your own country” as she spoke to her children in Swedish.

‘Taken extremely seriously’

Superintendent Adam Thomson said: “I am appealing to the woman who was abused to please contact us and report what happened.

“I am also appealing to anyone else who has any information that could help identify the perpetrators to contact us.”

Supt Thomson added:

This type of crime will not be tolerated in the city of York or anywhere else in our county and anyone who behaves in such a way will face the full force of the law.

I also encourage anyone else who has been the victim of similar crimes, to please contact us. All reports of hate crime are taken extremely seriously and will be thoroughly investigated.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, press 1 and pass information on to the force control room
Or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111

Alternatively, If you do not wish to involve the police you can report a hate crime to Stop Hate UK.