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CCTV of man wanted in connection with alleged hate crime at Wirral store
9:22am Wednesday 18th September 2013 in News
DETECTIVES have released CCTV stills of a man wanted in connection with an alleged hate crime in Birkenhead.
At about 10.20pm on Friday, September 6, a man walked into “The Best Price Store” on Grange Road West.
While in the store he made derogatory remarks about the ethnicity of the staff before leaving the premises.
Although uninjured the staff have been left very shaken following the incident.
Detectives believe the man pictured may be able to help them with their enquiries and would urge him or anyone who recognises him to contact the police.
Detective Cons Polly O'Brien said: "We are dedicated to stamping out racist and any other type of hate crime on Merseyside.
"This kind of behaviour is clearly unacceptable and we aim to take positive action to put offenders before the courts.
"People who carry out hate crimes should be left in no doubt that their behaviour is totally unacceptable.
"Merseyside Police will not tolerate hate crime incidents and robust action will be taken to ensure offenders are arrested and prosecuted for their actions."
Anyone with any information should call the Wirral SIGMA Hate Crime Unit on 0151 777 2268, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.