Arrest made following hate crime in Prestwich

Police have made an arrest following a hate crime in Prestwich.

At 1.30pm on 3 October 2016, police were called to the junction of Singleton Road and Bury Old Road to reports of a racially aggravated hate crime against a number of Jewish people.

The incident was reported to police at the mobile policing unit on Bury Old Road and a 45-year-old man was arrested later that day on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence and possession of an offensive weapon.

He was bailed until 31 October 2016.

Sergeant Steve Wightman-Love, of GMP’s Prestwich Police Team, said: “This incident remains under investigation and officers in the case are continuing to make enquiries.

“However, I wish to remind everyone that we take all reports of hate crime extremely seriously.

“This particular incident was reported to GMP at one of our local drop-in mobile policing units, which are a useful way for people to conveniently report crime to us in the community.

“I would encourage any victims of, or witnesses to, hate crime to use their local policing unit to inform our officers of the incident so that we can work to achieve a positive outcome. Alternatively, you can report hate crimes by calling 101 or 999 in the case of an emergency.”