Login Register

Driver pulled up outside Plymouth's Marks & Spencers and racially abused teenager

By Jon_Bayley  |  Posted: February 22, 2013

Devon and Cornwall Police
Comments (26)

A teenager was racially abused in Plymouth city centre, police say.

The 17-year-old male victim was crossing the road outside the Marks and Spencer Foodhall at the top of Cornwall Street with friends when the incident happened.

The driver of a white Ford Galaxy pulled up, wound down his window and directed racial abuse at him.

The man also threatened the teenager.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident which took place at around 4.15pm on Tuesday.

As it was half-term week, the area was busy with shoppers and officers are appealing for anyone who may have information regarding the incident to contact them on 101 or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111, quoting reference EC/13/1705.

Do you have something to say? Leave your comment here...

max 4000 characters

26 comments

  • OutsideView  |  February 23 2013, 11:08AM

    by jabbathebutt Friday, February 22 2013, 9:41PM . "@outside view... not much of a lawyer are you ? ... 17 year old victim .... walking with group of friends etc etc ... apart from the fact that when is the first and last time you have ever heard of a white person being the victim of racism in this country . Its always given another name ." Not having lived here for a long time in the UK I wouldn't know. In any case both of them could have been from the racial group!

    Rate 0
    Report
  • OutsideView  |  February 23 2013, 11:03AM

    by jabbathebutt Friday, February 22 2013, 9:36PM . "@outside view ... you are certainly one of those that dont see sarcasm when its staring you in the face ." Hah, the lowest form of wit!

    Rate 0
    Report
  • Devonportboy  |  February 23 2013, 7:55AM

    this website is really ridiculous why can I write Jock and Paddy but not Taf fy?

    Rate   3
    Report
  • Devonportboy  |  February 23 2013, 7:54AM

    mcspredder the English have along tradition of being racist towards the Scots, Irish and Welsh, you've heard of Jock, Paddy and ***** but what's the term for an Englishman? Not sure? That's because they're all terms invented by the English for other nationalities so please don't try to skew the argument to suggest the poor old English are being hard done by, that's rather pathetic

    Rate 0
    Report
  • Strongbowman  |  February 22 2013, 11:04PM

    If you seriously consider grafitti a more serious problem than racial abuse you should take a serious look at you values pogle.

    Rate   -7
    Report
  • jabbathebutt  |  February 22 2013, 9:41PM

    @outside view... not much of a lawyer are you ? ... 17 year old victim .... walking with group of friends etc etc ... apart from the fact that when is the first and last time you have ever heard of a white person being the victim of racism in this country . Its always given another name .

    Rate   8
    Report
  • jabbathebutt  |  February 22 2013, 9:36PM

    @outside view ... you are certainly one of those that dont see sarcasm when its staring you in the face .

    Rate   -1
    Report
  • PaddyGoo  |  February 22 2013, 9:30PM

    Judging by many of the comments on here, the coward in the car could have been one of the idiot racist who've commented, just look at some of these messages - pathetic and very sad for 2013 and an embarrassing representation of Plymouth people. If anyone has a problem with people of another race, there are plenty of planes out of here, we don't need you here.

    Rate   -6
    Report
  • mcspredder  |  February 22 2013, 8:19PM

    Got it! If I paint my face black I should have no more pillocks parking in front of my garage. Suppose one of them is Scottish,say, and I am English, is he being racist?

    Rate   4
    Report
  • CharlieDodd  |  February 22 2013, 7:41PM

    There was a "racism" case in the national news only recently where the police cautioned a woman for calling somebody "you silly Australian". You couldn't make it up..

    Rate   6
    Report

      YOUR COMMENTS AWAITING MODERATION

       
       

      MORE NEWS HEADLINES

       
       
       

      MOST POPULAR