‘Racist’ leaflet prompts manhunt

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.


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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.

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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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