UK: Group targeted with 'Islamophobic language' after visiting mosque for worship
28/6/2017- A group of people were racially abused outside an Earlswood pub after visiting a mosque for worship. The suspects are said to have used Islamophobic language before pushing and rocking the vehicle that the victims were travelling in the early hours of Saturday (June 24). The incident took place near the Old Chestnut pub in Earlswood Road around 12.15am. The victims had been at a mosque for worship prior to being targeted, police said. Officers are examining CCTV images to help to identify the suspects. Patrols have been stepped up in the area. East Surrey Superintendent Clive Davies said: "We will not tolerate any form of hate crime and a full and thorough investigation is underway to identify the suspects and ensure they are brought to justice. "We have also stepped up patrols in the area to provide a visible and reassuring presence. "Surrey Police remains fully committed to investigating all reports of hate crime, and we are continuing to urge anyone who believes they have been the victim of hate crime to report it to us straightaway."
If you witnessed this incident, or you have any other information which could assist the investigation, contact Surrey Police on 101, quoting crime reference number 45170067079 or you can use the online reporting system found at https://report.police.uk and enter the reference number in the 'Additional information' section.
Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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