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Disabled East European Busker Abused in York City Centre

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2:28pm 29th April 2014

York police are appealing for witnesses after a disabled man was racially abused in the city centre.

The victim, an eastern European man aged in his mid to late 20’s who has no legs, was sitting on his skateboard busking on Coney Street when he was approached by a man at around 12pm on Saturday 26 April 2014.

The man abused him and kicked over his belongings, before some members of the public intervened and the abusive man left the scene.

Officers are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them with information.

If you can help officers with their enquiries, please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 2 – and ask for PC Fiona Wilding or York police.

Alternatively, information can be emailed to fiona.wilding@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

If you prefer not to give your name, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Please quote reference number 12140067182 when passing information about this incident.

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