Police appeal following hate crime on Leith bus

Police are appealing for information regarding the incident in Leith. Picture; contributed

Police are appealing for information regarding the incident in Leith. Picture; contributed

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Police are a appealing for information following a hate crime on a bus where a 36-year-old woman and her children were subjected to xenophobic comments.

CCTV images of a woman wanted in connection with the incident have been released in the hope that those with information will come forward.

The incident happened around 12:00 hours on 9th May 2016 onboard a number 10 Lothian Bus Service travelling on Great Junction Street in Leith.

Constable Thomas Winsor from Leith Police Station said: “The woman pictured in the CCTV footage is of interest to our on going inquiries and I would ask anyone who recognises her to contact police immediately.

“In addition, anyone with any further information relevant to this investigation should also come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where all information can be provided anonymously.