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Woman spat on and thrown to the ground in racist assault

Police in Blackpool are appealing for witnesses following a racist assault.

A 35-year-old Asian woman and her family were outside Coral Island on the Promenade on Saturday 25 April when she was approached by a group of people who made racist remarks towards her.

One member of the group threw her to the ground and spat on her.

“This was a despicable incident which has understandably left the victim extremely upset. We do not tolerate any instances of racism and an investigation into what happened is already underway. We are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or may have any information that could assist with our enquiries to contact us.”

– DC 3091 Duncan Worsley of Blackpool CID

A 28 year old man and two women aged 33 and 20, all from Birmingham, have been arrested in connection with the incident and released on police bail.

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