Police are appealing for information following a hate crime

Posted on Monday 23rd November 2009 at 1:20 pm by SH (Editor)

Police are appealing for information after a disabled woman was subject to abuse in Thornbury on Saturday, October 31.

At around 1:30pm to 2pm the victim, a 35-year-old disabled woman, was sitting on a bench on High Street, Thornbury when a coach stopped nearby.

It’s alleged that three male passengers from the coach approached the victim, touched her and sang an offensive song. They then asked her if she was disabled and continued to make offensive comments.

It’s believed that the coach was carrying travelling football fans on route to a match in the city that day.

Anyone who may have witnessed the attack or who may have information is asked to contact police in Staple Hill on 0845 456 7000. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Source: Avon and Somerset Police

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