The man painted the face of the Asian woman white in & # 39; racist incident & # 39; while posing as a make-up artist

The police would like to talk to this man in connection with the incident that took place around 9:10 pm on Sunday 9 December

The man painted the face of the Asian woman white in & # 39; racist incident & # 39; while posing as a make-up artist in the Bournemouth department store

  • The shock incident occurred on Sunday 9 December at a Beales store in Dorset
  • A man is said to "roughly cackle the makeup face of the Indonesian woman"
  • When he was noticed and challenged by a member of staff, the man walked away

James Wood for Mailonline

The police would like to talk to this man in connection with the incident that took place around 9:10 pm on Sunday 9 December

The police would like to talk to this man in connection with the incident that took place around 9:10 pm on Sunday 9 December

The police are hunting a man who painted the face of an Asian woman white while posing as a fake makeup artist in a department store.

The shock incident occurred on Sunday 9 December in Beales in Bournemouth, Dorset at about 3:10 pm.

Where the smartly dressed man would have asked the victim – an Indonesian woman in her 50's living in the city – if she wanted a makeover.

The woman, who believed that he was real and from the MAC counter, politely accepted the request.

But according to the police, & # 39; matte & # 39; the man roughened her face in white makeup before he was noticed, challenged by a member of staff and ran away.

A Dorset police spokesman said: "The racially aggravated attack caused a lot of irritation and redness for the woman."

The police have now released a CCTV image of someone with whom they would like to talk and who at the time seems to wear a black top, jacket and blue jeans.

It is claimed that the man posed as a MAC makeup artist at a department store in Beales (photo) in Bournemouth, Dorset

It is claimed that the man posed as a MAC makeup artist at a department store in Beales (photo) in Bournemouth, Dorset

It is claimed that the man posed as a MAC makeup artist at a department store in Beales (photo) in Bournemouth, Dorset

PC Alex Knapp, from the Bournemouth police, said: "The victim is understandably very upset by the incident and I am now in the position to give a CCTV image of the man I am related to. would like to speak with the incident.

I would like someone with information, or who can identify the depicted man, to contact the Dorset police.

We take hate crimes very seriously and we do a full investigation to identify the responsible man. & # 39;

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