15/02/2013 15:00 Hartlepool

Incident of Racial Abuse, Hartlepool

Police are appealing for information following an incident of racial abuse at the Nasir Mosque on Brougham Terrace in Hartlepool at around 7:45pm on Tuesday 5th February.

Two men and a woman entered the Mosque via the main entrance and began causing a disturbance and shouting during prayer time. They were also racially abusive when asked to leave the premises.

All are described as young, white and of slim build. The first man was wearing a black woolly hat, a blue and grey tracksuit and black trainers. The second was wearing a black and white knitted hat with plaits down the side, a dark tracksuit top and bottoms with a white stripe down the sides and was carrying a plastic bottle. The girl had long fair hair and was wearing a cream coat with a fur trimmed hood.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Claire McMahon on the non-emergency number 101.

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