Police hunt suspects after man racially abused in shop

A man was racially abused after speaking with a group of around 15 to 20 young people.

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Police are hunting for suspects after a man was racially abused in Fort William.

The incident occurred around 4pm after the 45-year-old victim spoke with a group of around 15 to 20 young people in the town’s High Street near The Royal Bank of Scotland.

Two of the youths then entered a shop and racially abused the man within.

Descriptions of the suspects have now been issued by officers.

The first suspect who entered the shop is described as aged between 15 to 17 years of age, 5 ft 7 ins in height and of medium build with short, blond hair.

He was wearing a light-blue and black North Face jacket.

The second suspect was also aged between 15-17 years and around 5ft 5 ins in height. He was wearing a black jacket.

Sergeant Brian Heriot from Fort William Police Station said: “This type of behaviour is completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

“Our enquiries are continuing to identify those involved in this hate crime and I would urge anyone who was in the area around 4pm on Friday afternoon who witnessed this incident, or who has any information that may assist our enquiry to contact us.

“Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland via 101 quoting reference number 2993 of August 4. Alternatively, information can be given to Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.”