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"Victim Demonstrates Forgiveness"

"Victim Demonstrates Forgiveness"

Invercargill Police have given the alleged offender a formal written warning in relation to an incident in which an Invercargill taxi driver was allegedly the subject of racial abuse.

The incident occurred after a taxi driver picked up a man in his mid-40s in the inner city at around 1am last Friday morning (26 July).

Southland Area Commander, Inspector Lane Todd, said Police had looked at the evidence available and interviewed the alleged offender.

After discussions with the victim, Police have taken his views into account in their decision not to prosecute.

Police have therefore spoken to the man involved and given him a formal written warning and no additional action will be taken.

Police have a zero tolerance to racial abuse and they say the victim has shown compassion, forgiveness and self-restraint.

ENDS

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