Police Concerned At Bangor Hate Crime

Bangor Attack On Couple Sparks Race Crime Fears

Bangor Attack On Couple Sparks Race Crime Fears

Detectives are investigating a racially-motivated assault on two teenagers in the Castle Park area of Bangor on Friday, 26th August at around 5.30pm.

Police received a report that a teenage boy and girl had been assaulted with a weapon whilst in the park by a male assailant who made off in the direction of Castle Park Road. Both the teenagers were taken to hospital for treatment to head injuries. Both were subsequently discharged after treatment.

Chief Inspector David Gray said: “We are treating this as a racially-motivated attack, which was completely unprovoked.

“Hate crime has no place in society. It should be rejected and reviled by everyone. But to target two children in this way is particularly abhorrent. I would appeal to the public to contact us with any information that may help with our investigation.

“We are seeking to identify a male who is described as wearing a dark/navy hoodie with a lighter coloured hood and dusty work trousers, carrying a plastic bag who would have been in the area of Castle Park or Castle Park Road yesterday, Friday 26th August around 5.30pm.

“If you were in the area on Friday afternoon and noticed anyone who could match the above description, please contact us on 101 quoting reference number 1488 26/08/22.”

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