Police release CCTV after man in turban is racially abused on Old Market Square

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Police want to speak to this man in connection with the incident.

Police are looking to trace a man who shouted racial abuse at a man wearing a turban in Nottingham city centre on one of the most important days in the Sikh religious calendar.

Officers said the victim suffered “verbal racial abuse” on Old Market Square on Saturday (April 14) – which was the day of Vaisakhi, a historical and religious festival in Sikhism and Hinduism.

Police said the incident happened at about 2.30pm and are appealing for witnesses. They also released two CCTV images of a man they want to speak to.

The man in the images is white, aged between 35 to 45 with dark ginger hair and an untidy short moustache and beard.

He was wearing a green parker-style jacket with a fur hood, dark trousers and was carrying a dark coloured rucksack.

Saturday and Sunday saw Sikhs across Notts hold a series of celebrations, including a procession involving thousands of people on Sunday. Turbans are worn by Sikhs but also sometimes by Muslims.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 giving the incident number 420 of January 20.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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