Dorset Police has issued an image of a woman they would like to speak to following a religiously aggravated assault that took place in Bournemouth.
The incident took place on Thursday 9 January 2020 at around 3.55pm when a woman – who was wearing a hijab – was with her daughter and granddaughter in the Tesco Extra car park on Riverside Avenue.
The daughter noticed a woman taking pictures of her mother.
An altercation occurred when the suspect was asked to stop taking pictures, which resulted in the woman sustaining swelling and pain to her face.
The offending woman also shouted religiously aggravated abuse at the victim.
Police Constable Jack Cornick, of Bournemouth police, said: “Dorset Police takes hate crime very seriously and we are determined to identify the woman responsible.
“This was a very unpleasant and unprovoked incident, which left the family very upset.
“Following enquiries, I have obtained an image of a woman I would like to speak to and I am appealing to anyone who recognises her to please get in touch.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200004380.
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org