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HATE CRIME: Police investigate racist abuse directed at Weymouth taxi driver

Updated: Oct 12, 2022


Image credit: Dorset Police

Officers investigating a hate crime incident on a taxi driver in Weymouth are issuing a CCTV image of a man they would like to identify.


At around 10pm on Thursday 11 August 2022 a taxi driver was stopping his vehicle in St Mary Street when the vehicle was hit by a man. The man then confronted the taxi driver and subjected him to racist abuse.

Police Constable Tom Watson, of Weymouth police, said: “We are continuing to make enquiries into this incident, and I am now in a position to issue a CCTV image of a man we would like to identify as part of our investigation. I appreciate his face cannot be seen, but I hope someone may be able to recognise him from his clothing, general build and haircut.

“I would urge anyone with information relating to his identity to please come forward.

“Dorset Police takes all reports of hate crime very seriously and we will explore all possible lines of enquiry to identify those involved.”


Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk/contact or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55220131069. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.

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