Racist thug attacked pensioner in Wombwell

Racist thug attacked pensioner in Wombwell

By Antony Clay | 24/08/2017

Racist thug attacked pensioner in Wombwell

A MAN shouted racial abuse at a pensioner and then kicked him in the face and chest.

Police have relased a CCTV image of a man they would like speak following the incident on High Street, Wombwell, at around 11.35pm on Tuesday, June 6.

The 69-year-old victim was approached by a man who shouted racial abuse before assaulting him.  

The victim was kicked in the chest and face, leaving him with serious facial injuries.

He was taken to hospital and discharged shortly after.

Det Con Jill Rankin, the investigating officer, said: “This appears to have been an unprovoked, nasty attack, which left the victim not only with serious facial injuries, but also extremely shaken and nervous about going out.

“Since the incident was reported we have carried out numerous enquiries including speaking to people who were in the area at the time, as well as extensive analysis of CCTV footage.

“I’d now like to ask for your help to identify the man in this image, as we believe he may have important information about what happened.

“If you are the man in the picture, or know who he is, please get in touch with us either via 101 or by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”

Anyone with information should quote incident number 1156 of June 6, 2017.

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