Appeal for witnesses following racially aggravated assault in Torquay


Police have appealed for witnesses after theybwere called to reports of a racially aggravated assault in Belgrave Road yesterday, Tuesday 20 April.

The incident happened in Torquay town centre at around 5.35pm.

A taxi driver reported he had also been subjected to racist abuse after asking a passenger to wear a face mask.

A 48-year-old man, from Torquay, was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated assault by beating and a public order offence. He has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information is being urged to contact the police by email at or by calling 101, quoting reference CR/031280/21.

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