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Three teenagers send apology letter and flowers to woman after incident in St Edmund's Green in Southwold




Three 13-year-old boys have apologised after what was initially believed to have been a racially aggravated attack in Southwold.

The incident took place between 1.45pm and 2.45pm last Wednesday when the woman was walking her dog on St Edmund's Green off Field Stile Road.

She was approached by three boys on bikes who began talking to her in an accent which the woman believed was to mock her ethnicity but it is now believed the boys' actions were not motivated by this.

Police tape (stock image) (42197398)
Police tape (stock image) (42197398)

Officers from Halesworth Safer Neighbourhood Team identified and spoke to those responsible.

The offence was dealt with by way of a restorative justice outcome, with which the victim agreed.

A Suffolk Police spokesman said: "The involved suspect parties expressed their remorse and were keen to apologise through the means of a letter of apology and a bunch of flowers to the victim. They also fully understand the effects of their actions."

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