Beer thrown in the face of a woman in ‘race’ attack

The incident happened in Egerton Road

The incident happened in Egerton Road

Police are hunting for a man who threw beer in the face of a woman in a suspected ‘race hate’ attack.

The incident happened in Egerton Road, North Shore on Monday at 3.30pm.

It is believed this is a hate-motivated offence and such matters are taken very seriously

The 33-year-old victim, an Asian woman, was walking along the road when she was subjected to verbal abuse by one of a group of men gathered near the McColl’s convenience store.

The Gazette understands the abuse was racially motivated. The same man then threw beer, from a can, in the woman’s face.

PC Guy Harrison is investigating the assault and is hoping the man responsible can be found quickly.

He said: “We have a good description of the individual.

“It is believed this is a hate-motivated offence and such matters are taken very seriously.”

The man is described as around 26 or 27-years-old and very tall. He had short dark hair and a grey jumper.

This week Lancashire’s police bosses have made clear there will be a zero tolerance approach to hate crimes in the county.

Clive Grunshaw, Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “Hate crime is absolutely unacceptable and will not be tolerated in Lancashire.

“But police can only take action if these incidents are reported.

“Here in Lancashire we pride ourselves on having a diverse and inclusive community and it is a shame when a small minority forget this.”

If you have information on the incident in Blackpool call 101 quoting log 0926 of July 4.