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Man arrested following racially aggravated assault

Alert message sent 26/02/2021 16:48:00

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A man has been arrested following an incident where a man in his 30’s was subjected to a racially aggravated assault in Southampton.

A 23-year-old man, from Southampton, has been arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated assault. He remains in custody at this time.

The incident occurred on Tuesday, 23 February at around 4.15pm in Vosper Road, Southampton.

It was reported that a man in his 30’s was out jogging when a group of people in a car drove past and shouted abuse at him. The group of men then stopped the car and assaulted the man.

The man in his 30’s, suffered minor facial injuries and a minor injury to his elbow.

Chief Inspector Ricky Dhanda said “Any crime that is committed through ignorance, prejudice or hate is unacceptable and will not be tolerated in our city.

“We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed this incident or has any dash-cam footage to get in touch.”

Anyone with any information that may assist our investigation should call us on 101 quoting 44210068580.

Alternatively people can call Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.

We are working with our partners and local community groups and encourage everyone to report hate crime incidents to us by calling 101, or 999 in an emergency.

You can also report a hate crime via our website online, via third party reporting centres or other support agencies. To find out more, go to: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/hco/hate-crime/how-to-report-hate-crime/

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