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Police issue appeal to trace suspect over pensioner assault near Bramley Aldi

Police are appealing for information to identify a suspect after an assault on an elderly man which is being treated as a hate crime.

The victim, who is aged in his 70s, was crossing Stanningley Road to get to the Bramley Aldi store when a male on a pedal cycle approached him travelling the wrong way on the cycle path and without lights.

An altercation ensued and the suspect swore at the victim and threatened violence. A security guard from the store intervened and the suspect left the scene before returning to remonstrate with the victim again.

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The incident happened at about 6.55pm on Wednesday, October 26.

Police say the victim perceived the incident as being anti-Semitic and are treating the incident as a hate crime.

Anyone who recognises the suspect or who has any information that could assist in identifying him is asked to contact PC 1918 Keany at Elland Road via 101 quoting crime reference 13220591822 or online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat

Information can be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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