Allegation of racial abuse in Torquay hospital car park
POLICE in Torquay are appealing for witnesses following an alleged incident of racial abuse.
A police spokesman said: "It occurred after a parking altercation at car park 'A' at Torbay Hospital at around 2.30pm on Tuesday, January 29.
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"An altercation ensued between two motorists whilst parking their respective vehicles in the car park near to the Lung & Heart Unit at the hospital.
"The driver of one vehicle during the altercation made racist comments and gestures towards the other driver who was black.
"The offender also allegedly told a woman witness to keep quiet."
It is known that there were a number of people in the car park at the time who may have witnessed the incident.
The offender is described as being, a white man aged in his 30's, 6' in height, with mousey brown short hair and wearing a grey coloured top blue jeans and driving a black coloured Vauxhall Corsa hatchback.
Police would like to hear from anyone who was in the car park at the time and witnessed the incident and ask that they contact them on 101 quoting police reference FT/13/632