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Racial abuse on increase as blue van driver attacks man in Bessbrook

This is the latest in a number of similar incidents

A man was subjected to a tirade of racial abuse by a driver in a blue van in Bessbrook, county Armagh.

This is the latest in a series of racial attacks in the area and police in south Armagh are now investigating this, and other incidents.

This latest attack happened in the Camlough Road area of Bessbrook on Saturday, June 17.

Constable Roberts said: “We received a report that at around 4.30pm on the Saturday afternoon, the driver of a blue coloured van shouted racial abuse to a man standing near the junction of Green Road and Camlough Road in Bessbrook.

“This is the latest in a number of similar incidents and our inquiries are ongoing.

“I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information to contact police in Newtownahmilton on 101 quoting reference number 1081 17/06/17 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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