Racist attack in Leeds nightclub

Do you recognise this man? Photo: Press Association

After a man was racially abused and threatened at a Leeds nightclub images have been released of a man police want to speak to.

The attack happened at the Safari Nightclub, which is under the railway arches on Assembley Street, just after 7pm on 7 June 2012.

We previously appealed for information in relation to this incident in July but unfortunately no-one came forward. Following an extensive investigation we have now exhausted all other lines of enquiry so its vital that we trace this man. The CCTV images and description of this man are excellent and we believe that someone must know who he is.

– Police Constable Tahira Bibi, British Transport Police
Do you recognise this man? Credit: Press Association

The victim is a 45-year-old man from Uganda. He was in the club when he was a man approached him shouted racist slurs at him and threatened him with violence. He then tried to hit him with a motorbike before leaving the club.

The man, who we believe is known as ‘Brian’, then left the club driving a black motorbike. He has been described as white, 6ft in height, heavy build, 40-45 years of age, with short brown receding hair; he was wearing a brown leather jacket and blue jeans.

Racial abuse and threats of violence such as this will not be tolerated. This was a unprovoked racial attack on an man who was in the club to enjoy himslef and I’d urge anyone who recognises the man featured in the CCTV to come forward and assist police in this investigation.

– Police Constable Tahira Bibi, British Transport Police