Man ‘spat and racially abused’ Funland worker over ride dispute

PUBLISHED: 15:08 24 August 2017

Police were called to Funland@TheTropicana at 4pm on August 13.

Police were called to Funland@TheTropicana at 4pm on August 13.

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A theme park employee was ‘spat at and racially abused’ in Weston-super-Mare, prompting a police investigation into the incident.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary has this afternoon (Thursday) issued an appeal for witnesses following the criminal incident earlier this month.

The 27-year-old female worker told police a child had go onto a ride without paying and when she removed him, a man remonstrated with her.

The man is accused of swearing and racially abusing the woman, before spitting at her at about 4pm on August 13.

Officers attended and a 24-year-old man from Bristol was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated assault.

He was subsequently released under investigation.

PC Jonathan Sutherland said: “The lady was left very upset, hurt and stressed by the incident and we have referred her for support from Stand Against Racism and Inequality (SARI).

“I’d ask anyone who was at Funland@TheTropicana on August 13, who saw this incident to get in touch.”

* Witnesses can call police on 101 and should give reference number 521785242.

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