Witness appeal following suspected racially aggravated assault in Cheltenham
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Police are appealing for witnesses following a suspected racially aggravated assault which took place in Cheltenham on Tuesday (7 September).
A member of the public reported seeing a man being assaulted whilst on the High Street at around 12.15am. They also reported hearing racial comments being made towards the victim.
It was stated that a man got out of a red Vauxhall Corsa and went into a kebab shop on the corner of High Street and Ambrose Street where a verbal altercation began. This went out into the street where the victim was chased and assaulted.
Two other men got out of the car before all three got back into the car, drove at the victim and a witness and then left down the Lower High Street.
The victim did not remain at the scene and he is asked to come forward so officers can check on his welfare and get an account of what happened.
CCTV enquiries show that he was a white man with short dark brown or black hair and was wearing a white t shirt with a short sleeved blue/white patterned shirt and light coloured shorts. He was in the company of a white woman who had long dark hair which was tied back, she was wearing a white top and blue jeans.
Investigating officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward, as well as anyone who may have dashcam or CCTV footage showing the incident.
Information can be submitted on the following online form by quoting incident 13 of 7 September: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/
Alternatively you can call Police on 101 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Two men from Cheltenham, aged 52 and 47, were arrested on suspicion of assault causing actual bodily harm and criminal damage. They have since been released under investigation to allow for further enquiries to take place.