Woman ‘kicks Peaky Blinders bar doorman in face and shouts racist abuse’

A woman allegedly kicked a doorman in his face and stomach after racially abusing him on bank holiday Sunday.

Police are investigating reports a group of women allegedly made vile remarks to one of the doormen outside of the Peaky Blinders bar, in the Baltic Triangle.

It’s reported that at around 5.15pm the group were leaving the Cains Brewery Village bar and were causing a disturbance.

A “racially aggravated comment” was then reportedly directed at one of the male bouncers.

Police said after the group were told to leave, another racially offensive comment was made and one of the women kicked the doorman in his stomach and face.

Detectives investigating the reported hate crime called it “unacceptable”.

CCTV and witness enquiries are ongoing to identify those responsible, and police are urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward.

Detective Inspector Chris Hawitt said: “We are in the early stages of an investigation into a reported hate crime in Liverpool last night and we would urge anyone who was in Peaky Blinders Bar who witnessed the incident to come forward with any information.

“To be verbally abused and assaulted in such a way is completely unacceptable and we’re working hard to find those responsible.

“If you have any information about the incident, please don’t hesitate to let us know. You can come forward directly or anonymously via Crimestoppers, however you choose to let us know, please come forward and we will take action.

“We will always take reports of hate crime extremely seriously and we will do everything within our powers to ensure that those responsible for such incidents are dealt with.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC with reference 21000282523.

Source – Liverpool Echo