Rotherham motorcyclists with firearm smash car window in racially-motivated attack

Police are hunting for two men on a motorcycle who are believed to have been involved in a criminal damage incident in Rotherham, during which a woman was also racially abused and shown a small firearm.

Sunday, 29th May 2016, 6:01 pm
Updated Sunday, 29th May 2016, 7:08 pm
The incident occurred in Swinton at around 2pm on Friday, whenit is reported that a red and black motorcycle with two men riding it pulled alongside a black BMW in Warren Vale.

The incident occurred in Swinton at around 2pm on Friday, when it is reported that a red and black motorcycle with two men riding it pulled alongside a black BMW in Warren Vale.

The men are believed to have made abusive and racist comments towards the woman driving the BMW, before one of the men is reported to have shown the woman what appeared to be a small firearm.

The rear window of the BMW was then allegedly smashed by the two men before the motorcycle made off from the scene.

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A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "The woman was not injured during the incident but has been left shaken. The incident is being treated as a hate crime.

"Police are making CCTV enquiries in the local community and are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time."

Please call 101 or email [email protected] quoting incident number 561 of May 27, 2016.

You can also ask for information to be passed to PC2383 Holt in the Force Crime Unit.

You can ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.