A man suffered racial abuse and physical assault in an attack at a petrol station.

Police are trying to trace a man in his 30s in connection to an assault at the Shell Petrol Station near the Dome roundabout in north Watford.

The incident happened at around 8.20am on October 5.

The victim sustained cuts to his lips and nose and a grazed knee after being racially abused. Police believe the two men had got into an argument.

PC Darren Lomax said: “There were a number of people at the petrol station at the time of the incident and I would like to speak to anyone who saw what happened.

“In particular I would like to speak to a man who was driving a black BMW 3 Series and a man driving a black Toyota Prius, as I believe you may have information that can help our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Lomax by emailing darren.lomax@herts.pnn.police.uk, calling the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/43340/18 or report information online at www.herts.police.uk/Report

Alternatively, contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org