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Appeal for witnesses to racially aggravated assault - Nuneaton

We are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a racially aggravated assault in Nuneaton.

The incident happened at around 10am on Friday, 2 August, on the football pitches at the rear of the playground in Whittleford Park on Haunchwood Road.

The victim, a man in his 30s, was walking with his two-year-old daughter in a pushchair when he was approached by an unknown man who was racially abusive and assaulted him before making off in the direction of the Whittleford Park pond.

The victim sustained minor injuries to his face and was left shaken following the incident.

The offender is described as white, in his 50s, around 6'2" tall and of slim build. He was believed to be wearing a dark coloured hat and a grey t-shirt with a black and white checked shirt unbuttoned over the top. He had a dark coloured Staffordshire Bull Terrier with him that was not on a lead.

PC Craig Stead from Warwickshire Police said: "This was a nasty and unprovoked assault that happened in front of a two-year-old and has left a man very shaken.

"While no arrests have been made, investigations are ongoing and we're keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may recognise the description of the offender and can help us identify the man responsible."

Anyone with any information that could help with our enquiries, is asked to call Warwickshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 103 of 2 August 2019.

Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website.

Issued: 9.30am, Tuesday, 6 August, LK, Corporate Communications

Published 06/08/19