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Appeal following racially aggravated assault in Chorleywood

7 Jul 2021
  • The incident happened at around 3.40pm on Thursday 24 June in Green Street

  • A teenage boy was the victim of a racially aggravated assault

  • Another boy was also subjected to racism by the offender

  • If you can help, call 101 or email PC Matt Gregory at Matt.Gregory@herts.police.uk 

Officers are appealing for information and witnesses following a racially aggravated assault in Chorleywood.

The incident happened on Thursday 24 June in Green Street, near to the zebra crossing at the junction for Shire Lane.

At around 3.40pm, a 14 year old boy stepped into the road to retrieve his football, causing a driver to stop for him. The driver, a man, exited his vehicle and attempted to assault the boy with a set of keys between his fingers. The boy was then subjected to racist comments from the man. The man also began being racist towards another teenager, a 13 year old boy, who was walking past.

PC Matt Gregory, who is investigating, said: “Firstly, I would like to stress that Hertfordshire Constabulary will not tolerate racism and we are doing everything we can to trace the offender.

“The offender is described as a white man with a bald head and stubble. He was driving a black vehicle, believed to be a Volkswagen Golf, and was wearing a blue chequered shirt.

“After subjecting the boys to verbal abuse, he made off in his vehicle, travelling up Green Street and towards Amersham Road/A404.

“This was a really distressing incident for the boys and I am appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information to get in touch. If you were driving in the area and have a dash cam fitted to your vehicle, I urge you to check it and get in touch if you spot something that might help the investigation.

“You can get in touch by calling the non-emergency number 101 or email me at Matt.Gregory@herts.police.uk quoting crime reference 41/47760/21.”

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