Appeal for witnesses following racially aggravated assault in Torquay

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(Last Updated On: April 21, 2021)

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 101@dc.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting reference CR/031280/21.

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