Witness appeal following hate crime in Staines-upon-Thames
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We’re appealing for witnesses after stones were thrown at a man in Staines-upon-Thames in a suspected racially-motivated incident.
The man was walking along Chertsey Lane on 19 June when the occupants of a grey Land Cruiser, possibly a Toyota, used a catapult to throw a stone at him from the window. A few minutes later, the car drove past again and threw more stones using a catapult, this time shouting racially abusive language.
The incident happened sometime between 9pm and 10.30pm between the Asda petrol garage and Staines Bridge roundabout.
Constable Jamie Martin, who is investigating the case, said: “This type of behaviour is completely abhorrent and could’ve resulted in serious injuries had the stones not missed the victim.
“We will not tolerate Hate Crime, it has no place in our community. I would urge anyone who has dashcam or CCTV footage of the area at the time, in particular any footage which captures a car matching this description, to get in touch.”
If you witnessed the incident, or have CCTV or dashcam footage of the area at the time, please contact us quoting PR/45220065198 via:
• Webchat on our website https://surrey.police.uk/ • Online https://www.surrey.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/ • Calling us on 101
If you do not wish to leave your name, please call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.