Arrests made after a woman was chucked to the ground and spat on

Coral Island, Blackpool
Coral Island, Blackpool
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Three people have been arrested for a racist assault on the Promenade.

Yobs threw a 35-year-old Asian woman to the floor and spat on her outside Coral Island on Central Drive.

The assault happened between 9.30pm and 10pm on Saturday 25 April while the woman stood outside the amusement arcade with her family.

The woman was approached by a group of people who made racist remarks towards her before one member of the group threw her to the ground and spat on her.

The woman did not sustain any injuries in the attack.

DC 3091 Duncan Worsley of Blackpool CID said: “This was a despicable incident which has understandably left the victim extremely upset. We do not tolerate any instances of racism and an investigation into what happened is already underway. We are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or may have any information that could assist with our enquiries to contact us.”

A 28-year-old man and two women aged 33 and 20, all from Birmingham, have been arrested in connection with the incident and released on police bail.

Anyone with information can contact Blackpool CID on 01253 604112 or they can contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting crime reference WA1504878.

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.