Five people, including two teenage girls, have been arrested after a man was subjected to a racist attack as he admired a friend's car in Chester.
The 27-year-old victim, who is Asian, was outside the City Arms pub in Saltney in the early hours of Sunday.
He was shoved to the ground, kicked and hit with a shoe while his attackers shouted racist abuse at him and his friends, Cheshire Police said.
Police have released the five on bail until December.
They are two girls, aged 16 and 17, two women aged 22 and 34, and a 39-year-old man.
Police have appealed for anyone with information about the attack to contact them.