Today Merseyside police released a CCTV image of a woman wearing a distinctive headband, which they hope will provide “important information” about the horrific scenes at Racecourse Retail Park in Aintree.
A black security guard was spat on by a woman he had accused of shoplifting and subjected to a sickening stream of racist abuse.
Police believe that the woman on the surveillance cameras, who wears a characteristic wool headband, may have “vital information” about the horrific scenes in the mall.
A spokesperson for Merseyside police said: “The woman became aggressive and was told to leave. The woman finally left and tried to re-enter, whereupon she spat and racially abused the security guard.
When she was asked to leave the woman spat at the black victim and racially abused him.
The police said that on Wednesday, October 14, around 4:15 p.m., a male security guard working at Boots challenged a man and a woman suspected of shoplifting at the store.
“To spit in someone’s face is disgusting, especially in the current climate of Covid 19, with equally disgusting racial slurs directed at the victim. We will not tolerate any assault or abuse by people who do their daily work in our communities”.
“The woman was walking and was seen walking towards Ormskirk Road.”
The Hate Crime Coordinator, Kate Gore, said: “This attack understandably left the victim with despair and concern.
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