Cyclist makes racist attack on woman in Sunderland

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POLICE are appealing for information after a racist incident in Sunderland.

The incident happened at 5.30pm on Sunday, August 18, behind the Murray Library on Chester Road.

A 37-year-old woman was approached by a man on a bicycle who made a racist comment to her and then cycled away in the direction of the University Technology Park.

The man is described as being in his late 20s or early 30s, around 5ft 7ins tall, of thin build, with shaved black hair and a pale, unshaven complexion. He was wearing a black tracksuit and riding a dark coloured bicycle.

Neighbourhood Inspector Mick Hall said: “We take all incidents of a racist nature extremely seriously and an investigation is underway to identify the person responsible.

“There’s no place for any sort of racist behaviour in our communities and we are asking for people to contact us if they witnessed this incident or recognise the man’s description.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.