AN Asian woman was hit on the head and racially abused in an attack in Colchester.

The 30-year-old victim was in Military Road when she was struck on the back of the head.

Her attacker shouted racist abuse at her after she fell to the floor.

The woman’s attacker is described as white and about 25 years old. He wore a woolly hat, brown jacket and beige trousers.

The incident happened at about 4pm on January 278. Details have just been released.

Anyone with information should contact PC Karen Mortimer at Colchester police.