BREAKING NEWS 1PM: Police today released cctv images of a number of men they would like to speak to following a race attack in the city centre.

The incident – which officers believe was racially aggravated – took place in Brook Street in Peterborough at around 5.30pm on Saturday, January 12.

The 52-year-old victim was walking to church when six men – described as Asian – racially abused him and attacked him. The group then assaulted two more people who came to the victim’s aid.

Detective Constable Pete Kolakowski, who is investigating, said: “This was a nasty assault and we take incidents of this nature extremely seriously.

“I would like to speak to anyone who recognises the people in the images – they may know something vital about this incident and it’s important that we contact them.

“If anyone knows anything about this, please get in touch as you may hold vital information.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC Kolakowski at Thorpe Wood Police Station on 0845 456 456 4 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.