Police are appealing for information after a woman was targeted with racist verbal abuse in Epsom recently.

The incident happened on Long Grove Park in Epsom on Tuesday, March 16, police said.

Police, who described what happened as a "racially-aggravated verbal assault" said that a woman was with her young child at the park around 3pm when a man approached them. 

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"The victim was taking her young child to the park when she was approached by a man who made racially charged comments to her.

"The suspect was described as a white man in his late 30s, around 180cm tall and of a large build.

"He had short, dark hair and was dressed in a dark jumper and jeans," a Surrey Police spokesperson said.

Anyone who witnessed anything or might have any information which could assist with this investigation is asked to contact Surrey Police on their website (www.surrey.police.uk) or through a direct message on Facebook or Twitter which will put you in direct contact with a call handler, quoting reference number PR/ 45210030411.

If you don’t want to leave your name, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.