Appeal after girl, 12, verbally abused and harassed
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Officers are appealing for information after a 12-year-old girl reported being racially verbally abused and harassed by a group of male youths.
The victim, who was walking at the time, was approached by three males aged between 16 and 17, close to Brooklime Gardens, Featherstone.
The girl, who is black, was racially abused by the youths on two occasions, between 8am and 8:10am on Monday 18 October and Tuesday 19 October.
The incidents have left the victim distressed and fearful.
Officers are currently conducting patrols of the local area and are appealing for anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage of the area at the time of the incidents to get in touch.
The males are described as follows:
1. White, aged about 16, around 5ft 5 inches tall, of medium build, with short and straight brown hair, wearing a black Adidas tracksuit with black Nike trainers. The tracksuit has three white stripes running vertically down the side of each leg. He was also wearing a gold neck chain.
2. White, aged about 17, around 5ft 7 inches tall, of athletic build, with curly black hair on the top of his head while the sides are shaved short. He was wearing a navy-blue Nike tracksuit, Nike Air Force 1 trainers and a gold neck chain.
3. White, aged about 16, around 5ft 11 inches tall, of athletic build, with gelled hair swept to one side and parted on the left. He was wearing a black Adidas tracksuit with black Air Force 1 trainers.
Anyone who can help identify these males or may have information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on Facebook, Twitter, or call 101, quoting incident number 630 of 19 October.
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.