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Torquay taxi racist assault

Driver asked passenger to wear facemask

A Torquay taxi driver is said to have been subjected to racist abuse after asking a passenger to wear a face mask.

Police were called to reports of a racially aggravated assault in Belgrave Road in the town at around 5.35pm on Tuesday 20 April.

A 48-year-old man from Torquay was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated assault by beating and a public order offence. He has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information should contact police by email at or by calling 101 quoting reference CR/031280/21.

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