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Assault on man in Staple Hill being treated as a hate crime

We’re carrying out an investigation after a 23-year-old man was assaulted in Staple Hill.

During the incident, the victim was dragged along by a dark-coloured car for a short distance in High Street, sometime between 11.30pm and midnight on Thursday (7 July). He suffered scrapes and grazes as a result but did not need treatment at hospital.

Due to information provided by the victim, it’s currently being treated as a potential hate crime.

We want to speak to anyone who saw this incident happen and we’re particularly keen to speak to three witnesses – two men and a woman – who spoke to the victim’s friend, and were able to take down a partial number plate.

If you can help, please call us on 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5222162279.

If you can help, please call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5222162279, or complete our online appeals form.