A MAN was racially abused in Leominster town centre.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the British man of Chinese descent was verbally abused by two men as he walked along Corn Square on February 25 at 2pm.

Both men are described as being white and in their 30s.

One of the men had either a bald or closely shaved head and was around 5ft 10ins tall. He was wearing a fluorescent jacket with a grey backpack and blue trousers.

The other man was slightly taller with short, dark brown hair. He was wearing a grey hooded top and dark coloured trousers.

PC Jim Phillips, of West Mercia Police, said: "While I appreciate this incident happened a little while ago, we take hate crime extremely seriously and as such, it’s important that we do all we can to help the victim and catch the offenders.

“We are particularly keen to hear from a woman who offered the victim some support following the incident. I would urge her to get in touch as she could be a vital witness to this crime and help us to identify those responsible for it."

Anyone with information can call 0300 333 3000 quoting reference 195S 280213.