Woman with child racially abused

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A man hurled racial abuse at a woman who was sat with a young child outside Wakefield Market Hall.

The 57-year-old woman was sat on a bench in Union Street when she was approached by a group of two men and one woman.

One of the men shouted racial abuse at her before the group walked off towards Wakefield city centre.

The incident took place on Thursday April 24 between noon and 12.30pm.

The man is described as white, in his 40s, around 5ft 9in, skinny, with light coloured hair with a side parting. He was wearing a white or beige coloured cardigan and dark blue jeans.

The woman he was with is described as white, with dyed blonde hair with visible roots. The other man is described as white and of large build.

PC David Pickering, of Wakefield Central Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “I would urge anyone who was in the area and witnessed this abuse to call us on 101. Similarly, if anyone can provide further information about the man involved or his associates then please get in contact.

“Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”