Investigation launched after alleged racially aggravated assault

Investigation launched after alleged racially aggravated assault

By Chloe West | 27/07/2020

Investigation launched after alleged racially aggravated assault

OFFICERS investigating an alleged racially aggravated assault in the Herringthorpe last Saturday afternoon are appealing for information as enquiries continue. 

It was reported that at around 1.30pm on July 18, two Asian women, both in their 40s, were walking along Herringthorpe Valley Road when a man began shouting racist remarks.

An altercation took place and one of the women is believed to have been assaulted, said a police spokeswoman. 

Insp Alec Gibbons, of the Rotherham Central neighbourhood policing team, said this kind of behaviour was completely unacceptable and would not be tolerated in Rotherham, or anywhere in South Yorkshire.

He added: "Since the incident was reported we have carried out numerous enquiries and we are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time, who witnessed the incident or the man we are looking to identify. 

“He is described as being white, in his forties, and wearing a dark blue and white horizontal striped t-shirt, light blue jeans, a plain dark blue baseball cap and dark sunglasses.

“If you were in the area, or have any information which could assist our inquiry, we really want to hear from you."

Call 101 or email, quoting incident number 528 of July 18, 2020. Or you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers via their website or call 0800 555 111.

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