Leicester

E-fit of suspect in racist attack in Leicester

E-fit of one of the suspects
Image caption The suspect spoke with an Irish accent

Police have released an e-fit of a man wanted in connection with a racist attack in Leicester.

A man and a woman were walking along Martin Street with their child in a pushchair on Sunday evening when they were approached by two men.

The men subjected the couple to racist abuse before assaulting the man, police said.

The 29-year-old victim was treated at the Leicester Royal Infirmary for a minor injury.

'Extremely distressing'

The suspects are described as white, aged between 15 and 19, of slim build with pale complexions.

The e-fit is of one of the offenders who had pock-marked skin and was wearing a black baseball cap, white T-shirt, black or dark blue tracksuit bottoms, with a pullover tied around his waist.

He spoke with an Irish accent and was riding a small black BMX bike.

The second suspect was wearing a red hat, brown T-shirt and black trousers. He was riding a blue bike.

Det Con Andy Osborn said: "This was an extremely distressing incident for the couple in front of their young child.

"Leicestershire Constabulary will not tolerate incidents of this nature and can assure the public that a full investigation is underway to identify the perpetrators.

"We would urge anyone who recognises the image or knows anything about the incident to contact the police immediately.

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