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Police investigate potential hate crime outside Lymm bar after woman’s walking stick broken


POLICE who are investigating a potential hate crime that happened outside a Lymm bar are appealing for witnesses after a woman had her specially designed glow-in-the-dark walking stick broken.

Sometime between 11pm and 12am on 1 august a woman was standing outside the Gin and Lemon bar at The Cross when a man who was with a group of people asked to see the woman’s walking stick which lights up in the dark. She said no, but the man took the stick and walked off with it.

She followed him along the road toward the canal towpath repeatedly asking for it back when the man turned and threw it at her causing the walking stick damage.
PC Samuel Clarke said: “Thankfully the stick missed the victim, but she has been left shaken and upset by this incident. This was a specially designed walking stick and now needs replacing thanks to the actions of this man.
“I’d urge anyone with CCTV or who was driving past and captured the incident on dashcam to contact police. If you have any information please contact us.”
Anyone with information should contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML1052268. Alternatively, information can be given anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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