Police are appealing for information after a man was racially abused and assaulted outside a polling station in Chorlton on the evening of the General Election.
The time was almost 8pm on June 8 when police were called to reports that a man was sat in his van outside Saint Ninian’s United Reformed Church on Wilbraham Road when a passer-by pulled a political flag from his window.
When challenged, the offender then racially abused and assaulted the victim, before being detained with the help of members of the public, he escaped and ran off along Ellesmere Road South towards Egerton Road South.
The offender is believed to be a white man, in hi late 40’s, approx 6ft 2ins, stocky build, clean-shaven and with short grey hair, he was wearing blue jeans, a black t-shirt, a dark jacket and glasses.
Police Constable Paul Rhodes of GMP’s City Of Manchester Team said: “This was an appalling instance of racial abuse and we want to show the man responsible that there will be consequences of his actions.
“This incident happened outside a busy polling station on a main road and the offender fled into a residential area where lots of people would have been walking to vote after work, so someone must have seen something,
“If you witnessed the incident or filmed it on your mobile phone then I urge you to get in touch as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 101, quoting incident number 2076 of 08/06/17, or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.