CHIPPENHAM MP Michelle Donelan believes every action should be taken to stamp out racial hatred, after one of her former staff members and a Chippenham man were racially abused in two separate incidents.

A 45-year-old Chippenham man was arrested at 3.12pm on Saturday for a racially aggravated public order offence, reportedly aimed at a 38-year-old man connected with The Raj Indian Restaurant on Station Hill.

PCSO Sarah Moth said: “We take any sort of racial remarks or racially motivated incidents or offences very seriously, they will not be tolerated.”

A number of racial insults have been reported and

captured on film over the past few weeks across the country following the EU referendum on June 23.

The man’s arrest comes just days after Miss Donelan called on Prime Minister David Cameron to take action after an ex-member of her staff, who is of Pakistani origin, had racial insults shouted at him while shopping in London last Tuesday.

She explained how he was chased down the road by a woman who shouted people “like him” were not welcome in the UK, that “we voted out” and that people “like him” shot people and blew themselves up.

“Taimur is a fantastic person and no-one deserves to be treated how he was,” said Miss Donelan in Parliament last Wednesday.

“We cannot let hatred and abuse permeate our society or be deemed acceptable in any way.

“We must do everything in our power to crush discrimination of any kind.

“We have to make the best of Brexit and I think that one of the great opportunities is to become more international in our outlook and approach.”

In response, Mr Cameron said: “We have many imperfections but this country does have a claim to be one of the most successful multi-race, multi-faith, multi-ethnic democracies anywhere on earth and we should do everything we can to safeguard that.

“We want action by the

police, by the prosecuting

authorities, the laws are there for these people to be prosecuted and they should be used.

“We should absolutely not put up with this in our country.”