UK - Police in Christchurch investigating reports of antisemitic abuse

- Police are investigating after a confrontation in a car park on Christchurch High Street reportedly lead to antisemitic abuse.

Officers are now looking into the aggravated public order incident and appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

The incident occurred at around 12pm on Monday October 18 at the Banks Close Car Park off Christchurch High Street.

It was reported that a man and a woman were walking in the car park and a vehicle, believed to be a silver Toyota, narrowly missed them as it was manoeuvring to park.

The man confronted the driver of the vehicle and a female passenger in the car responded by shouting antisemitic abuse at the victims before the male driver pushed the man.

Police constable Ryan Higgins, of Dorset Police, said: “We take all reports of hate crime very seriously and are carrying out a number of enquiries into this incident.

“I understand that there were a number of people in the area at the time and I am keen to hear from any witnesses who have not already spoken to police as well as anyone who may have relevant mobile phone footage.”