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Appeal following a racially aggravated assault in Bishop’s Stortford

14 Aug 2019
  • Officers are investigating an alleged racially aggravated assault in Bishop’s Stortford.

  • The incident took place outside a bar in Anchor Street on 4 August at 4am.

  • Anyone who has any information are encouraged to call 101, quoting 41/70495/19.

Officers investigating a racially aggravated assault in Bishop’s Stortford are appealing for witnesses who may have information that could help with their investigation.

 The incident took place at 3am on Sunday 4 August outside Bacchus Bar in Anchor Street.

 A fight between two men occurred which was then interrupted by intervening door staff who were then allegedly assaulted and racially abused by one of the men.

 Detective Constable Chris Jones from the Case Investigation Team said: “There would have been a few people out the front of the premises who may have witnessed or heard the events as they unfolded.

 “Please get in touch no matter how small you believe the information is.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Jones via email, report information online, speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via our online web chat or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/70495/19.

Alternatively, you can stay 100% anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form.

  • A 20-year-old man from Bishop’s Stortford was arrested on suspicion of racially/ religiously aggravated assault. He is currently on police bail as investigations continue.

Hate crime

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