Tourists suffer racial abuse in Chichester

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a group of holidaymakers were racially abused in Chichester.

The victims were walking in East Street outside the city’s Marks and Spencer store between 6pm and 7pm on Saturday (September 14), when they were racially abused by a man as they passed him.

The offender made racist remarks about the victims, two of whom are American and of Chinese descent and one of whom lives in Cheshire and is of Indian descent.

The man was white, 5’8” or 5’9” and in his late 40s or early 50s. He was pushing a light blue bike and had brown slightly greying hair which was cut short.

PC Ash Bellamy said: “I am keen to speak to anyone who saw the incident taking place or who recognises the description of the offender.

“Visitors to Sussex deserve to be treated with warmth and respect. We will not tolerate racist abuse.”

Anyone with information should call 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.