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Pair arrested following alleged racially-aggravated public order incident

Officers investigating a report of a public order incident at Marks and Spencers in Whiteley Shopping centre on Tuesday 12 July have arrested two people


The incident occurred between 5.10pm and 5.30pm.


As part of enquiries into the incident, officers have arrested and interviewed two people.


A 51-year-old man from Fareham was arrested on suspicion of racially or religiously aggravated common assault and racially or religiously aggravated harassment with fear of violence.


A 41-year-old woman, also from Fareham, was arrested on suspicion of using threatening, abusive, or insulting words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm , or distress, and racially or religiously aggravated harassment, alarm, or distress by words or writing.


Both have been bailed while enquiries continue.