CCTV appeal after hate crime in St Albans

Police are searching for this man in connection with a hate crime.

Police are searching for this man in connection with a hate crime. - Credit: Archant

Police are searching for a man suspected of racially abusing a taxi driver in St Albans.

The incident occurred in St Peter’s Street at about 10pm on January 21, causing the driver to feel “alarmed and distressed”.

This man has been seen on CCTV footage in the area when the offence occurred.

Hate crime officer PC Donna Horwood said: “The incident caused the taxi driver to feel alarmed and distressed.

“This man was believed to be in the area at the time of the incident and I am keen to trace him as he may have information that could assist the investigation.”

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A hate crime is defined as being motivated by their race, religion, sexual orientation, transgender identity or disability.

Anyone with information about the crime should contact the police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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