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Witness appeal after man racially abused in Huckley Way underpass

Posted on Tuesday 10th July 2018 at 8:45 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of the pedestrian underpass at Huckley Way.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 29-year-old Asian man was subjected to racist abuse as he walked through an underpass that connects Bradley Stoke with Stoke Gifford.

It happened at about 7.30pm on Thursday 5th July in the Winterbourne Road underpass, between Huckley Way and Oxbarton.

A group of about seven young people were in the underpass and one young man shouted racial abuse. He was described as black, aged about 18, about 5ft 7ins tall and of slim build with an Afro hairstyle.

The suspect was with a group which included a white man of a similar age, who was about 5ft 9ins tall, with blond hair and two young women, also white. The man who was abused described being followed a little way but then left alone.

Neighbourhood officers are investigating, and anyone with any information which could help is asked to get in touch through www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/ contact, or by calling 101, quoting reference 5218149148.

Alternatively, ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They never ask your name or trace your call.

Advice about hate crime (Avon and Somerset Police)

Photo: Underpass viewed from the Huckley Way side.

Source: Press release from Avon and Somerset Police.

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Witness appeal after beer thrown in Oaktree Crescent racial abuse incident

Posted on Wednesday 12th March 2014 at 12:41 pm by SH (Editor)

Oaktree Crescent, Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

Local police say they are appealing for witnesses following an attempted robbery in the Bradley Stoke area last weekend.

The incident happened between 10.30pm and 10.45pm outside 55-57 Oaktree Crescent on Saturday (8th March) when a man approached a number of Asian people and was racially abusive and threatening before asking them for money.

When they refused, he threw the contents (beer) in a can or bottle he was holding, over them. Nothing was taken during the incident but it was viewed as an unpleasant and unprovoked attack.

The suspect is described as a white man, who was wearing black shorts and a black hooded top and black cap.

Officers say they are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident who may have information to help with enquiries or might have seen someone matching the description of the suspect.

Anyone able to help is asked to contact the hate crime unit at Staple Hill police station on the force number 101, quoting reference 24042/14.

Related link: Police in Bradley Stoke (The Journal)

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Witnesses sought following racially aggravated assault in Oaktree Crescent

Posted on Tuesday 5th November 2013 at 6:34 pm by SH (Editor)

Oaktree Crescent, Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

Police are appealing for the public’s assistance following a racially aggravated assault in Bradley Stoke.

It happened at around 11.15pm on Friday 1st November 2013.

Two men were walking along Oaktree Crescent when they were subjected to racial abuse and were assaulted. They received bruising and their bike was damaged.

The three offenders are described as white and aged between 19 and 21.

One man is 6ft tall, muscular, with short light coloured hair, clean shaven, wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans.

A second man is between 5ft 8ins and 5ft 10ins tall, slim, wearing a zip-up style jacket with long sleeves, shirt and jeans.

Anyone who is able to help is asked to contact the Hate Crime Unit at Staple Hill Police Station on the non-emergency number 101 quoting crime reference numbers 109501/13 and 109499/13.

Photo: Archive image of Oaktree Crescent, Bradley Stoke.

Related link: Police in Bradley Stoke (The Journal)

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Local residents feature in paper’s 9/11 anniversary series

Posted on Sunday 11th September 2011 at 9:33 am by SH (Editor)

9/11 attack on New York

Two Bradley Stoke residents have featured in a series of articles published by the Bristol Evening Post to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the USA.

Sara Jones was visiting New York en route to Atlanta on the day of the attacks. She was walking in Battery Park, just a few hundred metres away from the Twin Towers, when the first plane struck.

“We heard a loud bang, but didn’t think much of it at first – we were in a strange city, so there were lots of unfamiliar noises.”

“But then we started seeing people looking up at the Twin Towers, and as we stepped further away, we could see the smoke billowing out.”

“But even then, we had no idea how much danger we were about to find ourselves in.”

Sara witnessed the second plane crashing into the South Tower 17 minutes later and had to take refuge in a nearby building as the towers collapsed.

Read the full account of Sara’s terrifying experience in last Wednesday’s Evening Post.

Read more: 9/11 attacks led to an increase in racist attacks »

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