A man reportedly threatened and made a racist comment to a group of people at Shell Bay on Sunday 18 July and police are appealing for witnesses.
The police received a report at 2.18pm that that a member of the public had witnessed the man wave a hammer – which was used to put tent pegs in the ground – aimed at a group of people near to the ferry. The man also kicked sand into the group’s faces.
Police Constable Luke Taylor, of Purbeck police, said: “I am aware that the beach would have been busy on the day of the incident and I am therefore keen to speak to anyone who witnessed what happened.
“I would also urge the group of people to come forward so that we can take their account.
“Dorset Police does not tolerate hate crime in its communities and we will be carrying out a full investigation into this incident.”
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 55210114784. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call Freephone 0800 555 111.
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