Another EDL supporter forgets he’s not supposed to be racist

Eltham garage racist abuse

Police have released CCTV images following a racist outburst in an Eltham petrol station where a man chanted “EDL” to a black couple.

The white suspect shouted at a black man and woman who were queuing at the BP petrol station in Crown Woods Way before demanding to know their nationality on May 27 around 10.50pm. The couple left the shop shortly afterwards but one of them returned to the garage to confront the suspect and a minor altercation took place.

Greenwich police have released an image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the racially aggravated offence. The suspect is described as 5ft 9ins, in his twenties, and is believed to have driven away in a blue Toyata Prius with a person who tried to act as peacemaker following the incident.

Detective Constable Danny Banks, of Greenwich Police said: “We are keen to speak to the man in the image. If you know his identity or his whereabouts, we would encourage you to get in touch with us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information is asked to call DC Banks on 020 8284 9559 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

News Shopper, 29 August 2013