Police appeal following queue-jumping hate incident at a Bedford bank

Police on the beat

A man used offensive language, believed to be racially-motived, when he was challenged about queue-jumping in a Bedford bank on Friday (12 June).

Bedfordshire Police is investigating the suspected hate incident which took place at approximately 3pm when a man attempted to pass another man in a queue at a bank in Allhallows.

When challenged, he used offensive language towards a bank customer, which was believed to be racially-motivated.

PC Mark Conyers, who is investigating, said, “We are keen to speak to anyone who might have witnessed this incident but we are particularly keen to speak to the man who challenged the offender.

“Hate crime won’t be tolerated in our community and we are keen to speak to anyone who has any details about this incident.”

If you have any information please contact police by calling 101 or by visiting the online reporting centre, quoting reference number 40/31544/20.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 08000 555 111.

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