A MAN who made offensive comments about a Palestine Solidarity demonstration and racially abused a man is being hunted by police.

Officers have issued a CCTV image following an incident in Bournemouth town centre on Saturday May 22.

The incident took place at around 3.10pm in Gervis Place. The offender was seen to approach a man who was waiting for a bus and racially abuse him.

The offender then made further offensive comments in relation to the Palestine Solidarity demonstration that had been taking place in the town centre that afternoon.

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Police Constable Dave Carmichael, of Bournemouth police, said: "Dorset Police takes all hate crime very seriously and we are carrying out a number of enquiries into this incident.

"I am releasing an image of a man we would like to speak to as part of our investigation and I would urge anyone with information as to his identity to please contact us."

Information to Dort Police on 101, quoting occurrence number 55210081017, or the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.