[P]olice are investigating a hate crime incident where a man was verbally abused outside a Carlisle church.
The incident occurred on Saturday 1st April between 10.20pm and 10.45pm where a 23-year-old man was praying outside St John The Evangelist Church on Close Street. It is at this point where four unknown offenders, two males and two females, have subjected the man to religiously-motivated abuse.
The victim, was uninjured but understandably shaken by this incident.
Hate crime of any type will not be tolerated in Cumbria and police are making enquiries into tracing those responsible.
If you have information or witnessed the incident, please contact police on 101 and quote log number 302 of 1st April. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.
If you or someone you know has been a victim of hate crime please contact police so we can investigate.
You can also report hate crime online at www.cumbria.police.uk or by visiting one of the 52 Hate Incident Reporting Centres located throughout the county. A list of locations can be found on our website.