Police seek three people after woman racially abused in Uckfield

Police are seeking three people who are suspected of racially abusing a woman in Uckfield.

At about 6pm on June 11 the 35-year old local woman was in Luxford Field, Uckfield, walking to the nearby Tesco store, when she was allegedly verbally abused by a group of three people who were sitting on a bench, police said.

All are described as white teenagers, police said.

Police said one was a girl with long hair dyed dark in colour but pulled back, and large hoop earrings.

The second suspect was also a girl, with short blonde hair in a bob cut and wearing a tracksuit, police said.

The third suspect was a boy, with short blond hair, of stocky build, and wearing a hooded top without sleeves - possibly pale orange in colour, police said.

Police said the victim is of Thai heritage, although the suspects referred to her as Chinese.

PC Samantha Fee said: “This is an unusual incident for Uckfield and has been recorded as a hate crime which is a priority for the force to investigate.

“It caused distress to the victim and we would like the help of local people in identifying this trio.

“If you can help, please call us on 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk. You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”