Police say assault in Littleport was a hate crime

Detectives are treating an unprovoked attack on a 40-year-old Eastern European man in Parsons Lane at Littleport as a hate crime.

It happened at about midnight between June the 17th and 18th.

A man and a youth approached the victim as he walked home and verbally abused him before punching him several times causing him to fall to the ground.

After the assault he ran to the Crown pub where police were alerted. He was treated in hospital and released.

Police are appealing for information and have released CCTV of a man they would like to trace.

The man police want to talk too in connection with an assault in Littleport

It is clear from what the attackers said that this man was targeted because of where he is from. I would appeal for anyone who was in the area at the time or has any information about the man pictured in the image to contact police.

– Mark Bevan, Cambridgeshire Police
A second image of a man police want to talk too about an assault in Littleport