'Racist' leaflet prompts manhunt

PUBLISHED: 14:10 14 August 2012 | UPDATED: 14:16 14 August 2012

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Police appeal launched to trace a man they believe can help with inquiries.

Police in Honiton are trying to trace a man they believe can assist with inquiries after several residents had ‘racist’ leaflets hand-delivered through their doors.

Residents in New Street received the leaflets on Wednesday, August 8, which are believed to be from the “Devon Patriot”.

A police spokesman said: “These leaflets were of a racist and xenophobic nature which have caused alarm and distress to those who received them.”

A leaflet was also found at Honiton railway station and CCTV footage shows a male holding one or more of these leaflets.

The man is described as white, in his 60s, around 5ft10 and of medium build.

He is bald with grey hair to the sides and was wearing a dark-coloured, V-necked jumper, with a light coloured shirt and dark tie underneath.

Police say the man got on a train to Exeter.

Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101, quoting crime reference KH/12/597.

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