Search on for men who racially abused woman in Hampton

Police are appealing for witnesses to a racial incident that happened in Hampton on Thursday, 1st December 2011.

Between 19.00 and 20.00 hours, a 20-year-old woman was walking along the pathway connecting Oak Avenue with Fearnley Crescent when she was approached by five men who were loitering on the path. The men racially abused her and one of them spat at her. Afterwards, the woman managed to run away from them.

The men are all described as white and aged 18-25 years old.

The man who spat at the victim is described as having three lines shaved through his right eyebrow and wearing dark blue jeans with 'True Religion' written on the back of them.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Paul Wright of Richmond-upon-Thames CID, said: "This was an unacceptable incident that was very upsetting for the victim. We are keen to find those responsible and are appealing for anyone who saw men matching these descriptions in this area around the time of the incident, or who believes they know who is responsible, to contact us."

Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to call DC Wright on 020 8247 5809 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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