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Man arrested following hate incident in Barrow

Police are investigating an incident of racial aggravated hate crime that occurred on Market Street, Barrow at around 8:30pm yesterday (Aug 22).

It is reported a man has approached a group of people outside a hotel and subjected them to racial abuse.

A Cumbria Police spokesman said: “Officers are aware of a video circulating social media around this incident.

“A 66-year-old man from Barrow has been arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated Section 4a Public Order Act and remains in police custody.

“Any hate related incidents will not be tolerated and will be dealt with robustly.”

Anyone with any information or witnesses the incident is asked to contact police on 101, email [email protected], or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting log 196 of the 22nd August 2020.

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