Racial assault outside pub

The Barristers pub on Towngate in Leyland

The Barristers pub on Towngate in Leyland

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted and racially abused outside a pub in Leyland.

The 22-year-old victim was on Towngate at around 2am on Saturday, August 11, when he was confronted by two men who shouted racial abuse at him and tried to start a fight.

The victim went into Barristers pub to avoid the men where he stayed for around an hour.

But when he left, he was approached again by the same two men who assaulted him in an unprovoked attack, punching and kneeing him in the face and head.

The offenders only stopped when they were disturbed by a passer-by.

As they walked away they shouted further racial abuse at the victim.

The victim, who is Indian, suffered swelling to his face and cuts to the inside of his lip.

PC Nicola Jackson from Leyland Police said: “This is an unprovoked and violent assault on an innocent man and we need the public’s help to catch the men responsible.

“Racial abuse will not be tolerated and I would appeal to anybody that witnessed this incident or has any information about the men responsible to contact police.”

The first offender is described as white, around 5ft 10ins tall, stocky build, around 22-years-old with blonde hair, gelled forwards.

He spoke in a local accent and was wearing a light coloured short sleeved top.

The second offender was also white, around 6ft 2ins tall, medium build, 22-years-old with dark hair approx 1ins long, gelled forwards.

He was clean shaven, with a broad face and spoke with a local accent. He had a distinctive tribal tattoo on his left arm.

Call police on 101 if you can help.