Police Appeal for Witnesses as Hate Crimes Reported on Exeter High Street Increase


The police are appealing for witnesses after a reported hate crime took place on Exeter High Street, which is already the second in just a week.

On Friday, October 19, 2018, at 5:20 pm, outside the Boots on Exeter High Street, a woman approached another woman and sustained verbal abuse because of her appearance. The victim mentioned that three people came to her assistance at the time of the incident.

Local police are appealing to locate and talk to these three witnesses, as they may be able to provide vital information to support a prosecution. The report, “We encourage anyone who witnessed this encounter at the location above to call 101 and quote CR/097195/18.”

Earlier this week, also on Exeter Street, a reported hate crime occurred on Friday, October 12, 2018. The police also appealed for witnesses after the reported homophobic attack. This incident  happened between 2:30pm and 2:50pm outside Tesco Metro where two men approached the two male victims and made several aggressive homophobic comments.

Exeter High Street is the only shopping centre in the world to boast a 12th century church at its heart. It is a renowned space for locals and visitors to shop, relax, and tour. Local police seek to maintain the peace in Exeter and to ensure that everyone can visit Exeter without fear.



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