Police seek racist dog walkers

RACIST ABUSE This man is being sought by police for racially abusing a schoolgirl.
RACIST ABUSE This man is being sought by police for racially abusing a schoolgirl.

Two dog walkers who racially abused a young girl are being sought by police.

The victim, a mixed race girl, was walking her dog on the Spen Valley Greenway when it was attacked by another dog being walked off its lead.

RACIST ABUSE This woman is being sought by police for racially abusing a schoolgirl.

RACIST ABUSE This woman is being sought by police for racially abusing a schoolgirl.

Police said the dog’s owners split them up and neither animal was injured. The girl, who was shocked and frightened, walked away, telling the other dog’s owners they should keep their dog on a lead.

The suspects walked off shouting racial abuse and threats at the girl

The incident took place on the Greenway near Cleckheaton at about 3pm last Wednesday.

The male suspect was white, in his late 30s, tanned, about 5ft 10ins, with black and grey hair, of borad build, and wearing tracksuit trousers and carrying a silver dog lead.

The female suspect was white, in her 20s and slim, with mousey, shoulder-length straight hair, about 5ft 5ins, with a boney face.

They were walking a black and white Staffordshire Bull Terrier type dog.

Insp Tim Holland said: “Threatening and using racial abuse towards anyone walking their dog is totally unacceptable. It is made more intolerable by the fact that this schoolgirl was alone and the two offenders were much older than her. I would urge anyone who may know these people to inform the police.”

Anyone with information should contact PC Claire Tennant on the non-emergency phone number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.