Police track down man after racist abuse is hurled at passer-by in Havant

POLICE have tracked down a man who was wanted after racist abuse was hurled at a stranger near Havant Railway Station.

Tuesday, 7th January 2020, 12:24 pm
Updated Tuesday, 7th January 2020, 6:06 pm

The incident took place near Leigh Road, Havant, at 8am on Thursday, December 12.

There was no altercation before the victim was racially abused by a white man, who was aged between 50 and 65, and used a walking stick.

A spokesman from Hampshire Constabulary said: ‘A man racially abused the victim before walking away.’

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Leigh Road, in Havant, where a man in his 50s hurled racist abuse at a passer-by. Picture: Google Street View

The force issued two images of a man which were published as part of a public appeal, via The News, to track him down.

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A police spokesman said: ‘Thank you to all who shared the below appeal.

‘We have now identified the man we wish to speak with and he has voluntarily made contact with us.

‘Our enquiries are ongoing.’

Anyone with any information is asked to call the police on 101, quoting the crime reference number 44190446061.

Alternatively, people can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.