Racially aggravated assault at shop in Hadleigh

Police are issuing a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a racially aggravated assault.

The incident occurred between 7.10pm and 7.15pm on Saturday, April 18, within Hadleigh Fast Food, in High Street.

The victim – a man aged in his 50s – was waiting for his food order when another male came into the shop, ignoring the one person in at one time sign. The victim then advised the male regarding social distancing regulations but the male took exception, became abusive and tried to block the victim as he tried to leave, which resulted in the victim having to push past him.

The male then shouted a racial insult at the victim as he followed him across the road to where his partner was waiting for him in their car.

The victim opened his partner’s door to pass her the food and he warned the male to stay back. The male then slammed her door and warned her to stay in the vehicle.

The victim then walked around to the passenger side and as he got into the vehicle, the male tried to slam the door onto the victim’s leg, which caused no lasting injury.

The male is described as white, 5ft 8ins, approximately aged in his 50s with a grey beard. He was wearing a leather jacket and black jeans.

Officers would like to speak to the man pictured in the CCTV image about this incident as he may be able to help with the investigation.

Anyone who believes they recognise the man pictured in the CCTV image, or who has any information about this incident, is asked to contact Suffolk police, quoting crime reference: 37/21968/20

Website: http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Email: Simon.Mortimer@suffolk.pnn.police.uk

Crimestoppers – Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their
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Phone – call 101.

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