Hereford & Worcester

Worcester incident saw fake faeces waved in family's face

Police are hunting a man who waved plastic faeces in the face of a four-year-old girl and her grandmother in an apparently racially motivated incident.

The man, described as white and in his 30s, approached the family, of Asian appearance, outside the Royal Exchange pub in Worcester, police said.

A number of people used their mobile phones to film him dangling the item in their faces.

West Mercia Police said the man was then asked to leave the pub.

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The force has appealed for those who filmed what happened, which occurred between 13:00 and 16:00 BST in Cornmarket on Saturday to come forward.

The offender was described as about 6ft tall and of average build with "chubby cheeks".

At the time of the incident he was wearing three quarter length white trousers and dark blue or navy blue shoes. He had short light brown hair and may have had some facial stubble.

Insp Gerard Smith said: "This was a distressing incident for this family, particularly the children, and has left them shaken.

"I want to stress that this sort of behaviour is not tolerated in Worcester or anywhere else in the West Mercia policing area.

"We are actively investigating and I would appeal to anyone who witnessed this incident to please come forward."

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