Appeal after racist outburst at shop guard

Morrisons,  Blackpool
Morrisons, Blackpool
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Police are today appealing for information after a youth made abusive and racist remarks at an Iranian supermarket security guard.

The incident happened at around 5.50pm on Wednesday, November 19, at the Morrisons store on Amy Johnson Way, Blackpool.

Officers have only just released details of the incident.

The youth was asked to leave the shop along with a group of other youngsters, after customers had complained about them.

As the security guard escorted them out of the shop, the youth is said to have shouted racist remarks before running away.

The youth is described as white, around 5ft 9in tall, thought to be 14 or 15 years old. He had dark hair and was wearing a blue jumper and blue jeans or trousers.

PC Ian Byrne, of Blackpool Police, said: “We are keen to trace the youth involved, and I would urge anyone with information to contact us.”

You can contact police on 101 quoting WA1402489, or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org