Woman arrested after alleged abuse of worshippers

Monday 04th January 2021 07:58 EST

On 30th December, Wednesday a 30-year-old woman was arrested after Hare Krishna worshippers were allegedly verbally abused and spat at in a hate crime in Leicester city centre.

The Leicester woman was detained after an incident in which police said that books used by the worshippers were also damaged and a container containing change was kicked. She was later arrested on suspicion of common assault, religiously aggravated public order and criminal damage and has now been released on bail.

PC Luke Eden-Walker, the investigating officer, in a statement to Leicester Mercury said, “This incident happened in the middle of the city centre when an evening where people will have been out shopping or perhaps making their way home from work. I would, therefore, like to speak to anyone witnessed it. From my enquiries so far, I believe some people may have filmed the incident on their mobile phones.

“If you were one of those people, then please get in touch. Any information or footage you can provide could help my investigation.”

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