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Racist attack in supermarket car park

Police in Milton Keynes are appealing for information following a racist attack on a man in a supermarket car park.

Location of racist assault in Milton Keynes Credit: ITV News Anglia

The 24-year-old man was reversing his white Mitsubishi Evo in Morrisons car park in Westcroft at approximately 3.25pm on Sunday 10 May when two women approached the car.

The women were racially abusive towards the man and one of them threw hot coffee over him and his car.

“I would like to reassure the public that we are investigating this offence. Assaults and racist behaviour will not be tolerated in our community.”

– nvestigating officer PC Rebecca Wade

Anyone who witnessed the assault, or knows the identity of the offenders, is asked to call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

MEP speaks of 'regret' over comments made about UKIP leader

Patrick O'Flynn Credit: ITV News Anglia

Patrick O'Flynn a Member of the European Parliament for the East of England, who has an office in Peterborough, has issued a statement expressing his 'sincere regret' over comments he made about UKIP leader Nigel Farage after the General Election.

He apologised directly to Nigel Farage for his use of the phrase 'snarling, thin-skinned and aggressive'.

He went onto say his comment was a 'fragment of a wider passage about perceptions and is not what I think of him.'

Mr O'Flynn has now stood down as economic spokesman.

"I would like to express to colleagues my sincere regret at going public with my frustrations about the turn of events following polling day. And more than that, I would like to apologise directly to Nigel for the phrase 'snarling, thin-skinned and aggressive'. This was a fragment of a wider passage about perceptions and is not what I think of him. Nonetheless, I should have known better than anyone what use would be made of phrases that were both unfair and unkind. I think it appropriate to stand down as economic spokesman, which I have done. I hope in the months ahead to be of use to the great campaign to persuade the British people to leave the EU, which is after all what brought me into politics in the first place."

– Patrick O'Flynn, MEP, UKIP
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