Shropshire Star

Woman stubs out cigarette on man's face in Telford racist assault

A woman stubbed out a cigarette on a man's face in a racially aggravated incident in Telford.


A man in his 30s was waiting at the bus stop in Stafford Road, Oakengates, when he was approached by a woman who was racially abusive to him.

She is then understood to have stubbed a cigarette on his face before getting on a nearby bus.

The incident happened between 9.10am and 9.30am yesterday.

The woman is described as white, between 5ft 6in and 5ft 9in, in her 40s, of a large build, with thick rimmed glasses and short curly reddish hair. She was believed to be wearing Beats-style headphones and denim clothing.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who may have been in the area at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information can call West Mercia Police on 101 quoting incident number 164S of March 23. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or at

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