Police appeal to ID man who ‘could have vital information to assist enquiries’ after schoolboy is racially abused in Axminster

Police are appealing for information after a schoolboy was racially abused in Axminster – and say this man could have ‘vital information’ to help their enquiries.

Officers are investigating an incident which took place in Lyme Road on the morning of December 15 last year.

They say a boy was shouted at and abused over his accent and the colour of his skin.

Officers investigating the incident would like to speak to the man pictured because they believe he may have vital information which could assist their enquiries…

Police in Axminster believe this man could have 'vital information which could assist their enquiries'.

Police in Axminster believe this man could have ‘vital information which could assist their enquiries’.

Devon and Cornwall Police has issued an appeal to identify the man pictured as he may be able to help with the investigation.

A force spokesperson said: “Police are appealing for information about an instance of racist abuse against a schoolboy in Axminster.

“The incident occurred on Lyme Road around 8.30am on Tuesday 15 December and involved a male shouting abuse at the boy relating to his accent and skin colour.

“Officers investigating the incident would like to speak to the man pictured because they believe he may have vital information which could assist their enquiries.

“Anyone who witnessed the incident or recognises the man in the picture is asked to contact police on 101, or via email at 101@dc.police.uk, quoting crime reference CR/104694/20.”

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