Police appeal for information following ‘hate crime’ in Skegness

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Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident in Skegness which is being treated as a hate crime.

At about 6pm on Sunday a 26-year-old local man was walking along Lumley Road towards the Clock Tower.

He was approached by four male teenagers who verbally abused him, chased him and punched him.

The victim has learning difficulties and this assault is being treated as a hate crime, said police.

Anyone who was in the vicinity of Lumley Road at the time, and who witnessed the incident, is asked to contact police on 101, quoting incident number 310 of January 17.