Man fears for family after gang yells racist abuse

Police are keen to speak to anyone with information. Picture: Julie Bull
Police are keen to speak to anyone with information. Picture: Julie Bull
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A man was racially abused by a gang in Wester Hailes as he went to his local shop.

The 34-year-old was taunted by a group of around four males and two females as he visited a shop near his home in Hailesland Grove in Wester Hailes at around noon on Saturday.

They shouted racist insults at the man as he made his way to and from the shop.

Inspector Stevie Dolan said: “This was a very distressing incident for the man, who said it left him fearing for the safety of his family. People should be allowed to nip to their local shop without being abused and intimidated by strangers and we are working hard to identify those responsible.

“Our investigation into this incident are ongoing and officers have been carrying out door-to-door enquiries in the area. Anyone with any information is urged to contact Police Scotland on 101 or, alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”