Police issue appeal following racially-aggravated assault in Halifax

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A teenager was punched in front of his mother and sister using a racially-aggravated assault in Halifax.

The incident happened at midday on Tuesday, March 3, when the victim was walking along Gibbet Street with his mother and sister.

When he was close to the road’s junction with Gerrard Street a silver or grey coloured car stopped beside him and two males in the vehicle racially abused the man. The front seat passenger then got out of the car and hit the victim in the face.

He was left with a black eye as a result.

It was at this point that another motorist stopped and shouted at the man hitting the victim to stop.

The suspect then got back into the car which drove off in the direction of Halifax.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the attack and are particularly keen for the motorist who intervened to come forward.

PC Paula Sandford, of the Halifax Neighbourhood Patrol Team, said: “I would appeal to anyone who saw this incident to contact police. I am particularly appealing to the driver who intervened - this is the sort of thing you would remember so please get in contact.”

Anyone with information is asked to call PC Sandford on 101.