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Family racially abused while waiting for Bewilderwood boat

PUBLISHED: 18:14 09 September 2020 | UPDATED: 08:26 10 September 2020

A boat ride at Bewilderwood. Police are investigating an inident of racist abuse that happened when a family were queuing for a boat. Picture: James Rouse

A boat ride at Bewilderwood. Police are investigating an inident of racist abuse that happened when a family were queuing for a boat. Picture: James Rouse

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A woman made racially abusive comments towards a family queuing for a boat ride at Norfolk’s Bewilderwood adventure park.

The woman was told to leave the park following the incident, which happened at the site off Horning Road, Hoveton, at around 4.30pm on Tuesday, August 22.

Ben Jones, Bewilderwood’s chief operating officer and general manager, said: “An altercation between customers occurred whilst queuing for a boat ride in the park, which was dealt with by staff and an off duty police officer who was present at the time. Following our standard operating procedures, the customers behaving inappropriately were removed from the venue immediately.

“Bewilderwood does not tolerate any type of discrimination or harassment towards customers or staff and will be supporting the police and anyone else involved in any way we can in regards to this incident.”

The police said there were a number of people in the area at the time of the incident, who they would like to speak to.

Anyone with information should contact PC Keeley Smyth at North Walsham Police Station on 101 quoting reference number 36/58661/20.


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