A TEENAGER was arrested after a man was gestured and sworn at in an alleged racially-aggravated incident.

A 53-year-old man was walking along Broadway in Didcot with his wife at about 1.30pm today when police said he noticed two men and two women approaching them.

It is claimed one member of the group then gestured and swore at the man.

A 19-year old man has been arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence in connection with the incident and is in custody.

Commander Andy Boyd said: “We have a diverse community in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse and work in conjunction with our partners to promote a safe and secure local area.

“We will always take all necessary steps to ensure we find those who commit crimes of this nature. Our neighbourhood teams will continue to patrol the area.

“I would like to ask the local community to remain vigilant and come forward to report incidents of this nature to the police immediately by calling the 101 number.”

Anyone with information should call Sergeant Craig Burchill on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.