Barrow Man Arrested In Connection With Suspected Racial Hate Crime

Cumbria Police has arrested a Barrow man on suspicion a racial hate related crime.

Police are investigating an incident of racial aggravated hate crime that occurred on Market Street, Barrow at around 8.30pm yesterday, August 22.

It is reported a man has approached a group of people outside a hotel and subjected them to racial abuse.

Officers are also aware of a video circulating social media around this incident.

The 66-year-old man from Barrow has been arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated Section 4a Public Order Act and remains in police custody.

Any hate related incidents will not be tolerated and will be dealt with robustly.

Anyone with any information or witnesses the incident is asked to contact police on 101, email 101@cumbria.police.uk, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting log 196 of the August 22, 2020.