Girls were subjected to racist abuse in Plymouth street
TWO girls were victims of a racist attack, according to police.
Officers have appealed for witnesses after the girls were racially abused as they were walking along Greenbank Road at around 7.45pm on Saturday.
The main suspects were part of a group of four people – three men and a woman, officers say.
The victims were verbally abused by the woman and then one of the men grabbed one of the girls, punched her in the back and tried to push her into the oncoming traffic.
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Police are looking for a man described as being in his late 20s, of slim build and between 5'8" and 5'10" tall. He is said to have dirty, collar length hair, a brown beard and to have been wearing a black, zip-up jacket.
Police are also looking for the woman who began verbally abusing the girls.
She is said to have been very aggressive and using racist language, and was around 5'1" tall and had short blonde hair which was pulled back into a short ponytail. She was wearing a grey hooded top and carrying a white carrier bag.
Detective Constable Anne Rose said: "We are keen to speak to any witnesses to the incident or anyone who knows who these people are. We know there was a taxi and a silver car which had to swerve round one of the girls as she was being pushed into the road."
Witnesses should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 quoting crime reference EC/13/1047.