CCTV: Hunt for pensioner who racially abused council staff member at Christchurch civic offices

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CCTV image of a man wanted for hate crime at Christchurch civic offices

A COUNCIL worker was subjected to a tirade of racial abuse by a pensioner at the civic offices in Christchurch.


The incident took place on Tuesday 29th September, but police have released details only this week as they released a CCTV image of a man they want to find in connection with it.

At 3.30pm that day the suspect knocked loudly on the glass doors of the BCP Council office building in Bridge Street to attract the attention of a male member of staff.

The doors are currently locked due to pandemic measures, with the council is operating an appointment-only system.

When the victim challenged the elderly man as to why he was banging so loudly and advised him of the appointment system, he racially abused him before being handed a leaflet and leaving.

PC Mark Mills said: “The victim was left shaken and upset by this incident and we are very keen to identify this man so we can complete our investigations.

“I would ask anyone who recognises him, especially from the clothing he is wearing, to please contact Dorset Police.”

Those with information should contact officers on 101, quoting crime reference number 55200146701, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.