Man racially abused in St Leonards street

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Police are investigating a case of racist abuse directed at a man in at St Leonards street.

In the early evening of Monday, April 1, officers said a 60-year-old man was leaving the Co-op in London Road, St Leonards, when another man standing just outside the doorway made a racist comment aimed towards the victim.

Police said the suspect then followed the victim down the road into another store and continued to be abusive towards him until store staff managed to get him to leave.

PC Candace Ferguson said: “We are looking for any witnesses who were in that area early that evening and who may heard or saw what happened.

“If you can help please contact us online or by calling 101, quoting serial 1083 of 01/04.”

Police added that a 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated words and harassment.

After being interviewed he was released under investigation.