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Woman reportedly assaulted after using racial slur: Barrie police

Barrie police are looking for a suspect after a woman was reportedly assaulted following her use of a racial slur.
Barrie police are looking for a suspect after a woman was reportedly assaulted following her use of a racial slur. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

Officers are searching for witnesses after a woman was allegedly assaulted following her use of a racial slur in the Centennial Beach area in Barrie on July 13, police say.

At 3:20 a.m., officers responded to 65 Lakeshore Dr. after a woman was reportedly struck in the face south of the park’s play structure.

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The individual who allegedly struck the woman immediately left the park area, according to police.

The male suspect reportedly left in a black Dodge vehicle, which police were unable to locate in the area.

Police believe the alleged assault was a result of the woman reportedly using a racial slur. Officers allege the remark was in reference to a song and not directed towards the unknown man.

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The man was described as about 18 years old and six feet two inches tall and was wearing a white hoodie with a red “V” on the front, police say.

Police say anyone with information can email the officer investigating the incident at 7498@barriepolice.ca.

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