Appeal after Man is Racially Abused and Assaulted in Middlesbrough

Police are appealing for information after an incident in which a man was reportedly racially abused and spat at.

The incident happened on Lancaster Road in Middlesbrough on Friday 1st June at around 3.40pm.

The 55-year-old male victim was speaking to another man when he was reportedly racially verbally abused and spat at.

The suspect, who was driving a black Ford Focus, is described as being 6ft tall, of Asian appearance, 25-30 years old, stocky build, with short, black hair, hazel eyes and he was clean shaven. He had a local accent and was wearing blue tracksuit bottoms, a maroon striped T-shirt and white trainers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Dan Smythe on the non-emergency number 101, quoting event number 97968. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.