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CCTV images released after shop worker is racially abused in store on Lower Appleton Road, Widnes


Officers investigating a racially aggravated public order offence in Widnes have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to in connection with the incident.

It occurred at a convenience store on Lower Appleton Road at around 1pm on Saturday 2 May.

A shop worker was racially abused during the incident.

Enquiries in relation to the incident are ongoing and officers are looking to trace the man in the CCTV images as they believe he will be able to aid their investigation.

They are appealing for anyone who recognises him or knows who he is to get in touch.

Detective Inspector Ian Whiley, of Widnes Local Policing Unit, said: “We are determined to establish who racially abused the shop worker and make them face the consequences of their actions.

“We believe that the man in the CCTV images will be able to help us in that regard.

“If you think you recognise him or know who he is please contact us at Widnes Police Station on 101, quoting IML 695632, give us the details via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/ro/report or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

“I would also like to appeal directly to the man in the CCTV images to get in touch.”



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