A MAN in his sixties was racially abused while queuing up in Thatcham High Street.

At 11.45am on Saturday, June 20, the victim, a man aged in his late sixties, was queuing outside the Newbury Building Society when he was approached by an unknown man.

The man intimidated the victim and was racially abusive towards him.

The victim was not injured during the incident.

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The offender is described as a white man, between 20 and 30 years-old, and between 5ft 7ins and 5ft 9ins tall.

He had short, thick black hair and was wearing dark coloured clothing. He was also riding a dark coloured mountain bike.

Investigating officer Sergeant Jen Banfield, based at Newbury police station, said: “This was an upsetting experience for the victim and I am appealing to anyone who has any information to come forward.

“There were several other people queuing outside the Building Society who witnessed the offence. If any of these were you, please get in touch.

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“You can contact us using our online reporting form, quoting reference number 43200187485. If you can’t report online, call the non-emergency number 101.

“Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111.”