Woman racially abused in Burnley town centre

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was racially abused in Burnley.

The incident happened on Wednesday July 3rd between 4-35pm and 4-50pm at The Mall in the town centre.

The victim, a 27 year old local woman, was in the area when she came into contact with a man and woman walking their dog. It appears that a discussion between the victim and the dog walkers took place resulting in the victim being racially abused.

PC Trevor Syrett from Burnley Police said: “I would appeal to anyone who witnessed this incident to come forward and contact the police.

“Although not physically hurt, the victim has been left upset following this incident and those people responsible need to be caught and dealt with.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Burnley police on 101 quoting log reference number 911 of July 3rd.

People with information can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org.