Original article from Kent Live
A man has been left outraged after being targeted by security at Bluewater's House of Fraser because of his race.
Cephas Williams was held up when leaving the shop on Sunday afternoon (June 27) when security guards thought he had stolen something.
Bluewater has since apologised for the ordeal on its official Instagram account.
Mr Williams expressed his outrage on his Twitter account after the incident and has since said he was targeted because of his background.
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He said: "On Sunday afternoon, security guards at House of Fraser and Bluewater shopping centre ran after me, grabbed me up, harassed me, grabbed my purchases and accused me of stealing them.
"I’m fed up! This needs to stop."
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Security guards were demanding to see Mr Williams' receipt before letting him go.
In an official statement published on their Instagram account, Bluewater said: "We would like to apologise for the experience Mr Williams had at Bluewater recently, and reassure him and all our guests that we are committed to ensuring that equality and diversity play a central role at Bluewater.
We understand that House of Fraser is investigating the incident and we have reached out to Mr Williams to discuss his experience further so that we can identify any steps we can take to make sure this is an isolated incident which never happens again."