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Egg hits girl in racist incident

POLICE are investigating an attack on a family in Tunbridge Wells which appeared to have racist overtones. One member of the family, a girl of 12, was struck in the face by an egg.

The incident happened at about 6.30pm on Saturday as the family, from Croydon and of Afro-Caribbean descent, was walking towards the railway station along the High Street.

They were close to the Pantiles end of the street when they became aware of someone shouting racially abusive remarks.

It was the girl was struck by he egg. There is no clear description of the culprit, other than that he was a white male. A small blue hatchback car was seen in the area at the time.

Det Sgt Jerry Prodger, of West Kent police, said: "As is to be expected, the young girl was very upset by what happened to her.

"Someone must have seen what happened, and we would ask them to come forward. In particular, we would like to speak to the driver or passengers in the blue car."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 01732 370732 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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