Drug arrest as man, 33, suspected of hurling racist abuse at woman in Fareham

POLICE in Fareham have arrested a 33-year-old man on suspicion of shouting racist abuse.

By Richard Lemmer
Thursday, 1st October 2020, 12:16 pm
Updated Thursday, 1st October 2020, 1:55 pm

The man was wanted in connection with an incident of racial abuse that took place at 10.45am on September 22.

A 32-year-old woman had reported a man shouting racial abuse at her as she walked past him in Palmerston Avenue, Fareham.

Fareham police posted on social media they had arrested the 33-year-old man, of no fixed address, after finding him in West Street.

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Police have arrested an individual on suspicion of racially aggravated conduct and possession of a class A drug. Picture: Hampshire Constabulary

Officers said they said he was also arrested on suspicion of having heroin, a class A drug, when he was discovered on Tuesday.

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A spokeswoman from Hampshire Constabulary said: ‘Officers were on patrol on West Street, Fareham, when they saw a man they suspected to be involved.

‘The suspect, a 33-year-old man of no fixed abode, was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated harassment and possession of a Class A drug after suspected heroin was found on his person.

‘He has been released from custody on police bail as the investigation continues.’

It comes after Fareham Borough Council introduced measures to tackle anti-social behaviour in the town centre this year, including private security guards to patrol the area.

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