Man on mobility scooter 'shouted racist abuse at Asian teenager and six-year-old girl'

Man on mobility scooter 'shouted racist abuse at Asian teenager and six-year-old girl'

The incident happened in a supermarket (Stock image)

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Police are searching for a man using a mobility scooter who allegedly shouted racist abuse towards an Asian teenager in a supermarket.

The teenager was in the supermarket at a self-service till with her six-year old sister at the time of the alleged incident, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The 18-year-old had been struggling to complete her purchase as her card was not working and had apologised to those queuing, but it is claimed the man shouted "f***ing p***."

Whilst shouting the abuse he allegedly stood up on his mobility scooter and waved a crutch around.

Police claim another customer in the supermarket told the man to move to a different till, after the abuse reduced the teenager to tears.

The man has been described as white, bald and of a heavy build. It is thought that he is likely to be in his 50s.

Police have called the incident a "nasty, racist, verbal attack." Detective Chief Inspector Charlotte Cadden also described the comments as "outrageous" and said the behaviour was "aggressive" and "totally inappropriate."

The alleged attack took place on August 28 at around 2:30pm, however police have only just released these details.

Anyone who witnessed the incident at an Asda superstore in Bury is asked to contact police on 0161 856 8157 or 101 with reference number 1418 280817.