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Appeal for information after racially aggravated conduct and spittle assault – Glasgow

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We are appealing for information after a racially aggravated assault at Glasgow Queen Street railway station.

At around 6.25pm on Wednesday 28 June, the victim was walking into the station at the Dundas Street entrance.

A man racially abused him and spat at him before walking off towards West George Street. 

The victim is a black man, around 6ft tall, medium build, aged in his mid-forties and was wearing an olive green puffer jacket.

The offender is a white man, aged in his sixties, with blonde/grey short hair and was carrying a briefcase.

Investigating officer, PC Kelly, said: “This incident was witnessed by a member of the public who was disturbed by what they saw and reported the matter to police.

“We have followed a number of lines of enquiry up to this point including forensics work on the spittle which landed on the victim.

“We are now appealing for the victim, who has not contacted police regarding this offence, to come forward.

“I would also like to speak to anyone else who witnessed the incident who has not yet spoken to police.

“I would like to commend the member of the public who reported this hate crime to us. Racist hate crimes such as this will not be tolerated and the offender must be brought to justice.

“A hate crime is when someone commits a crime against you because of your disability, gender identify, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other actual or perceived difference. You might want to shrug it off if it happens to you, and we understand you may not feel comfortable talking to the police about what happened. But we need to stop hate crime from getting worse, for you or someone else.

“Hate crime has a significant impact on victims and causes damage to communities.

“We will not tolerate it and offenders must be brought to justice. We stand together. “

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