A 33-year-old man needed hospital treatment for facial injuries after he had snowballs thrown at him, he was racially abused and then assaulted.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the unprovoked attack which occurred in Sheepfold Lane, Park Farm, Ashford at about 2.30pm on 20th January 2013.
Kent Police said the man was out for a walk with his wife when a group of young people started throwing snowballs at them.
When he asked them to stop they started racially abusing him and then viciously assaulted him. His wife was also assaulted in the incident and received minor injuries.
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