Hate crime sees man threatening to rip off woman’s headscarf
Police are trying to track down a man who racially abused a woman and threatened to rip off her head scarf.
The victim, a 26-year-old woman, was walking along New Station Street towards Leeds City Station, near to Trinity multi-storey car park on the evening of Wednesday 23rd November.
Two men were walking in the opposite direction to the victim. As one of them men passed the woman he used racially abusive language, whilst threatening to rip off her head scarf. The man then walked off towards Boar Lane.
Investigating Officer PC Rob Drysdale said: “This woman was a victim of hate crime. This will not be tolerated and I am keen to speak to the man in the CCTV image as I believe he has vital information that could help me with the investigation.
“We all have the right to travel without fear or intimidation. British Transport Police takes incidents of hate crime very seriously and I urge the person in the CCTV images, or anyone who know the person in the images to get in contact.”
Anyone with any information should contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 citing crime reference number 131 29/11/2016