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Girl, 15, racially abused on bus.

A 15-YEAR-OLD Cardiff girl has been racially abused and assaulted as she caught the bus to school.

The Somali teenager, who attends Fitzalan High School Fitzalan High School is a state school located in the Leckwith area (electoral ward of Canton) of Cardiff, Wales.

It is a school of over 1500 pupils and is one of the most multi-cultural state schools in the UK.
 in Leckwith, had got on the number 13 bus at Newport Road when a woman started insulting her.

The woman then assaulted the teenager, pulling her hair and taking her glasses.

The frightened teenager got off the bus at Lansdowne Road Lansdowne Road (Bóthar Lansdúin [bʷoːɾ/bʷoːhəɾ ɫan̪ˠs̪ˠd̪ˠuːn̥] in Irish) is a sports stadium located in Dublin owned by the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) and used mostly for rugby union, .

South Wales Police South Wales Police (Welsh: Heddlu De Cymru) is one of the four Home Office police forces in Wales. Its headquarters are based in Bridgend.  say the bus was packed at the time and are appealing for any passengers who witnessed the incident to come forward.

It happened at 8.20am on Tuesday, September 18.

The woman is described as black and is believed to have been with her daughter.

If you have any information on this crime, call Pc Claire Price Claire Price was born on 4 July 1972 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire and is an actress best known for her current portrayal as DS Siobhan Clarke in the TV drama Rebus broadcast on the ITV Network.  at Canton Police Station on 029 2022 2111 extension 60310.
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Sep 27, 2001
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