Police Appeal for Witnesses to Amesbury Racial AltercationWiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses following an altercation in Amesbury.

The incident happened at around 5:40pm on Monday 16th November 2015, near to Nationwide on Salisbury Street.

The victim, a 35 year old man from Somerset, was loading his van when he was approached by a man. The suspect attempted to assault the victim before shouting racist abuse at him. Fortunately he was not injured.

The suspect is described as a white man of slim build, aged in his mid-twenties with short mousy-brown hair and was clean shaven.

He was wearing a blue and white bobble hat, a long sleeved grey top and dark tracksuit bottoms with a red vertical stripe.

Sergeant John Hutchings said, “I would like to speak with anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident. This incident happened at a busy time of day and it is likely there would have been a lot of people in the area at the time.

“This behaviour is totally unacceptable and we are following up a number of enquiries in the area.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call Sgt Hutchings at Amesbury police station on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.

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