Lager lout punched Pakistani man in alleged Stoke Newington racial assault

The men were sentenced for threatening members of the public

The men were sentenced for threatening members of the public - Credit: Archant

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was allegedly racially abused and assaulted in Stoke Newington.

The 34-year-old victim, who is of Pakistani decent, was walking along Northwold Road just before midnight on Monday November 25, when he was approached by a man carrying a can of lager, who made racial remarks about him.

The man then punched him in the face before running off towards Stoke Newington High Street.

The suspect is described as a white man, slim build, clean shaven, approximately 5ft 9ins tall, aged between 40-50 years old and wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with information should contact Det Const Ian Hicks at the Hackney Police, community safety unit on 0207 275 3087, or to remain anonymous call crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.