Did you witness racist abuse in Leigh Park?

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THUGS hurled racist abuse at a woman while she was out doing her shopping.

Police are now appealing for witnesses following the incident, in Sombourne Drive, Leigh Park, at 6.10pm on Friday.

The victim, a 25-year-old woman, was walking towards her car which was parked near Crown Bingo and the Highlawn recreation ground when she passed a group of two men and a woman.

The woman from the group began to shout racist abuse at the victim.

PC Louise Brackstone, from Havant police station, said: ‘I’d like to speak to anyone who witnessed this incident, in particular two young men who rode by on their bikes and stopped to ask the victim if she was OK.’

A 29-year-old woman from Havant has been arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated harassment. She has been bailed until December 29 pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact PC Brackstone at Havant police station by phoning 101.

Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555111.