A MAN was a victim of a "racially aggravated assault" in Amesbury on Friday.

The incident took place at the Kings Arms pub in Amesbury just before 1am.

A man was "being a nuisance inside the pub" and was asked by two doormen to remain seated, which led to him making racist remarks to both men before later spitting at one of the men.

A 20-year-old man was arrested at the scene for common assault and a racially aggravated public order offence and has been released under investigation.

PC Ian Cooke, of the Amesbury Community Policing Team, said: “This kind of behaviour is not acceptable at any time, but especially as we are still in the midst of a pandemic and pubs and restaurants are trying to re-open safely.

“We’d like to speak to anyone who may have been in the pub or just leaving at the time of the incident and can provide us with any information that could assist with our enquiries.

“Please call 101 and quote crime reference number 54200080931.”