Alleged hate crime in Honiton - Police seek witnesses

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Police investigating a report of a transphobically-aggravated public order offence in Honiton are appealing for information. 

The incident happened outside of St Paul’s Church, in High Street, at around 2pm on Saturday 28 August. 

It was reported that a man aged in his 20s was verbally abused in the street and it is alleged transphobic comments were made.   

Officers investigating the incident would like to speak with anyone who may have seen or heard anything. 

A man aged in his 30s from the Honiton area was arrested on suspicion of a public order offence. He has been released under investigation while enquiries continue. 

Call police with information on 101, or email 101@dc.police.uk, quoting reference CR/074382/21. 

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