Asian man attacked and racially abused in Salford

An Asian man has been assaulted and racially abused in an attempted robbery in Salford, Greater Manchester Police said.

The 24-year-old victim man was leaving a takeaway on Great Cheetham Street at about 00:20 GMT on Tuesday when he was attacked.

Police said he was chased by four youths who attempted to steal his phone and punched him in the head.

During the attack one of the group shouted racist abuse at him.

The victim suffered cuts and bruises in the attack.

PC Mark Cole said: "The primary motivation for this incident appears to be robbery, but the victim was also subjected to racial abuse by one of his attackers and we are doing all we can to identify them."

One of his attackers is described as white, in his mid-teens, of slim build, about 5ft (1.5m) tall and wearing a black hooded top.

Another was white, of slim build, 5ft 9in (1.8m) tall, with short dark hair and was wearing a grey top.

A third is described as white and a fourth as having dark skin.

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