Police looking for woman after man ‘spat at in racist attack’

Police are looking for a woman after a man was spat at in an alleged racist attack in a newsagent.

The Met has released a CCTV image of a woman they want to speak to following the incident in Brook Street, Erith.

At around 4.40pm on Friday, August 11, the victim, a 55-year-old man, entered the newsagent in when he noticed a woman was in dispute with a member of staff.

The woman police officers want to identify (Picture: The Met)

The victim attempted to intervene to calm the situation, at which point he was allegedly repeatedly assaulted, spat at and racially abused by the woman. The woman then left the scene.

The Met said they attended the scene and conducted an extensive search of the area with the victim, but the woman could not be found.

The victim did not suffer any serious injuries but was “shaken by the incident”.

A spokeswoman for the Met said: “Officers have been following enquiries and are now turning to the public to help identify her.

“Anyone who can identify the woman in the picture is asked to call 101 or post @MetCC ref CAD 5023/11 Aug.

“To remain 100 per cent anonymous contact the independent charity, Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.”

Pictured top: The woman police officers want to identify (Picture: The Met)

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