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Police appeal for information after racist attack on Trafford tram
2:15pm Monday 11th March 2013 in News
POLICE are appealing for information after a man was attacked and racially abused in front of his daughter.
The 56-year-old victim and his 21-year-old daughter had boarded a tram at Trafford Bar Metrolink Station following the Manchester United v Fulham FA Cup game on January 26.
At around 8.20pm, the two offenders also boarded the tram at Trafford Bar and began shouting generic racist abuse about people of a Pakistani origin.
The victim challenged the two men and was punched in the face and the back of the head several times, suffering two black eyes as a result.
The two offenders got off at the G-Mex stop and walked calmly away.
Det Con Simon Johnson, of Stretford CID, said: "It is appalling indictment that in 2013, people still hold racist views and feel the need to share their abhorrent comments with others.
"Racism should never be tolerated in any form and the victim should be applauded for having the tenacity to challenge these people about their disgraceful behaviour.
"Sadly, he was attacked for simply doing the right thing and sustained two black eyes for his troubles."
Both offenders are described as white, in their mid to late 20s and had Manchester accents.
The first man was about 5ft 8in tall, with brown eyes, tanned skin and was wearing a blue woolen hat with a snowflake/winter design.
The second man is said to be of a heavy build wearing a light coloured hat.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 9168 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.