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Arrest over ‘racially-motivated’ abuse in Hartlepool chemist

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POLICE were called to a town chemist after a man was behaving aggressively.

The man walked into Lloyd’s Chemist, in Park Road, Hartlepool, and started to use aggressive words.

The words used in the incident at around 12.25pm yesterday were also alleged to have been of a racist nature.

Cleveland Police received a call from someone inside the pharmacy and sent a team of officers to deal with the man.

Once they arrived, a 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of a racially-motivated public order offence.

He was taken to Hartlepool Police Station for questioning and was then released on bail pending further investigation by officers.

A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said: “There was an incident at Lloyds Pharmacy, in Park Road, yesterday after we received reports that a man was being verbally aggressive.

“He was arrested on suspicion of a racially-motivated public order offence.”

 
 
 

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